The Art and Culture Development Foundation (ACDF)
The Art and Culture Development Foundation (ACDF) under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan was established in 2017 by the decree of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. It fosters international cooperation and promotes Uzbekistan's culture on the global stage. Its objective is to showcase the national heritage through projects encompassing fine arts, architecture, literature, theatre, music, craft, design, and dance. The Foundation's mission is to create an inclusive and accessible environment within the country's cultural institutions, contribute to museum renovations, and develop cultural patronage and professional training for the arts and culture sector. Among its long-term projects is the reconstruction of the State Museum of Art in Tashkent, along with organizing exhibitions at the Louvre Museum and the Arab World Institute in Paris, as well as at the James Simon Gallery in Berlin. The Foundation holds the distinction of being the commissioner of Uzbekistan's first National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.