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Gifts of works of art

Help enrich the Museum’s collections

Group of women at an exhibition opening. Photo © Sébastien Roy

Are you an art collector? Are you considering donating your artworks to a museum in order to allow everyone to enjoy them?

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). They must then submit images of the artwork to Only complete files with photos will be evaluated.

Photo © Sébastien Roy
Photo taken during an event of the Circle of Angels. Photo Frédéric Faddoul
Photo © Sébastien Roy
Form for offering gifts of art
Artwork donation offer

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.


For further information on the procedure for gifting artworks, please contact:

Emily Golan
Artwork Acquisitions Manager, MMFA
514-285-1600 ext. 102

Photo taken during a private dinner. Photo: Pierre Longtin

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.

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