As a result of long-term cooperation between cultural organizations in promoting the artistic and philosophical heritage of the Roerichs, including cooperation with the International Center of the Roerichs, representatives of the cultural community of Europe initiated the creation of the “European Association for the Support of the International Center of the of Roerichs and its Public Museum by name of Nicholas Roerich “.
The heritage of Roerich family is of great importance both for Russia and for the entire international community. Popularization of this heritage and informing the world community about the importance of culture in its evolutionary sense and the need to protect the cultural heritage of mankind is an important task to preserve the community of peoples, to promote peace and cooperation among peoples. The slogan “Peace through Culture”, created by the great Russian artist, thinker and humanitarian Nicholas Roerich, is as relevant to the world today as ever. In this spirit, the work of the International public organization “International Center of the Roerichs (ICR) and its Public Museum by name of Nicholas Roerich is a unique example of the civil initiative for the development and preservation of culture. Facing an explicit threat to the existence of the International Center of the Roerichs and its Public Museum by name of Nicholas Roerich it is essential to consolidate forces of all community, cultural personalities to actively support the activities of the ICR and its Public Museum by name of Nicholas Roerich, including facilitating the execution of the will of S.N. Roerich, the great painter and public personality.