Procedure for donating an artwork
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is not a government-run museum and must self-finance close to 99% of its acquisitions. It nonetheless continues to expand its collections each year thanks to the contributions of its generous donors. The Museum is always open to offers to donate works of art. Such offers are subject to a rigorous selection process. Prospective donors can submit a proposal for a gift of art by completing the form below, , including a description of the artwork and information on its history and provenance (if possible). Only complete files with photos will be evaluated.
Regardless of whether a donation offer is accepted, a MMFA representative will contact the prospective donor to inform them of the next steps or of the termination of the donation process.
Once the work has been officially acquired by the Museum, a tax receipt can be issued to the donor for the eligible amount of the donation, dated to the signing of the deed of gift. A descriptive label acknowledging the donor is attached to the work in perpetuity.
The entire process can take up to 18 months.
Monetary donations for acquisitions
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts boasts an encyclopaedic collection that continues to grow thanks in part to the generosity of donors who make monetary gifts for the acquisition of works of art.
For more information on donations for acquisitions and acquisition funds, including the Marie-Solange Apollon Fund, please contact Nolwenn Bourdaire.