The three visited museums in Estonia by the foundation were The Kadriorg Art Museum, the Mikkel Museum and the Niguliste Museum. The European art in the national collection of Estonia is thus housed in different buildings.
In 1994, J. Mikkel donated his foreign art collection to the Art Museum of Estonia (over 600 items). This is the first numerous and valuable private collection to be donated to the Art Museum. In order to provide an exposition space for the collection, the renovation of the kitchen building of the Kadriorg Palace was started in 1996; the opening of the Mikkel Museum took place in June, 1997.