The Khardzhiev-Chaga Cultural Centre Foundation was established in Amsterdam by Nikolai Khardzhiev, who became its first director. The objective of the foundation was to safeguard and provide access to the couple’s collection and to keep it intact. In his will, Khardzhiev left his collection to the foundation, which was later renamed the Khardzhiev Foundation. You can read more about the foundation’s history here.
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has been managing the collection since 1998. It makes the collection available to a wider audience through exhibitions, publications and symposiums organised with the support of and in collaboration with the foundation. The Stedelijk Museum has held three exhibitions of works from the collection; from 14 November 1997 to 26 January 1998, from 27 January to 6 May 2001 and from 19 October 2013 to 2 February 2014. In recent years, the foundation has often cooperated in loaning works from the collection to museums in Paris, Berlin and New York.