Our Partners

 

British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco operates in Belarus since 1995. Foreign private enterprise «British-American Tobacco Trading Company» is part of British American Tobacco Group of companies.

Being general partner of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus for 11 years, Foreign private enterprise «British-American Tobacco Trading Company» proactively supports socially significant projects and initiatives in the sphere of culture and art. Over 35 projects have been carried out during 10 years of partnership. These are some of them:

 

2001 

  • «Modern graphics» exposition;
  • First music night in the National Art Museum;
  • New Year initiative «Art Tree» - New Year trees and original hand-made decorations made by Belarusian artists were donated to orphanages of Minsk.

 

2002

  • Mark Shagal’s works exhibition;
  • Exposition of unknown aquarelles of Taras Shevchenko;
  • Exhibition of Ukrainian icons of XVI–XVIII centuries «Treasures of Kiev Pechersk Lavra»;
  • Creation of the National Art Museum guide.

 

2003

  • Unique exposition «Masterpieces of the Treryakov gallery».

 

2004

  • First festival of Belarusian floristics;
  • Publishing of Martiros Saryan’s works catalogue.

 

2005

  • Establishment of annual National Art Museum entrance ticket design competition;
  • «Light in the night» event in the framework of the European initiative «Spring of museums»;
  • Second festival of Belarusian floristics;
  • «Christmas joys» festival.

 

2006

  • Second annual National Art Museum entrance ticket design competition;
  • «May night» event in the framework of the European initiative «Spring of museums»;
  • Christmas event «Other city: magic journey».

 

2007

  • Third annual National Art Museum entrance ticket design competition;
  • Support of the event «The Long Night of Museums» under the overall theme «Under mask of night»;
  • Exhibition of the State Tretyakov gallery works «Prisoners of beauty»;
  • Christmas event «Feast of kings».

 

2008

  • Forth annual National Art Museum entrance ticket design competition;
  • International exhibition «Orthodox icons of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus».

 

2009

  • Fifth annual National Art Museum entrance ticket design competition;  
  • Support of the event «The Long Night of Museums» under the overall theme «Eastern night»;
  • Support of exposition «Chancel paintings» and other events dedicated to the National Art Museum 70th anniversary;
  • Creation of virtual exhibition of the National Art Museum funds and its further distribution.

 

2010

  • Sixth annual National Art Museum entrance ticket design competition;
  • Support of the event «The Long Night of Museums» under the overall theme «French style night»;
  • Creation of sculpture composition «Morning of an artist» in honor of Valenty Vankovich.

 

2011

  • Seventh annual National Art Museum entrance ticket design competition;
  • Support of the event «The Long Night of Museums» under the overall theme  «Space of Woman»;
  • Donation of sculpture work «Artist and the City. Mark Shagal» by Svetlana Gorbunova.

 

 

The support of Belarusian culture is not limited to cooperation with the National Art Museum. British American Tobacco also supports the tradition of arts patronage and sees sponsorships as its duty to Belarusian society. The Company also initiated a series of projects with the Mogilev Regional Art Museum of P.V. Maslenikov, the National library of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk City Executive Committee, Minsk City Department of the emergency situations and different NGOs.

 

In 2011 Foreign private enterprise «British-American Tobacco Trading Company» has received its seventh award of the professional contest «Brand of the Year» in honorable nomination «Socially responsible brand».