Gift of Art
The McMichael greatly appreciates the generosity of donors who wish to make gifts of Canadian art to the collection. The gallery urges any donor considering a gift of art to consult with his or her tax adviser before proposing such a gift.
The McMichael regularly receives offers of donations which, as an Agency of the Government of Ontario, are evaluated according to our rigorous Acquisitions Policy. This policy is guided by professional museum standards set out by the Canadian Museums Association and is approved by the McMichael’s board and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. A range of criteria are used to evaluate each proposed item including:
- Suitability and appropriateness for the collection (ie. does it fill an identified gap in the collection?)
- Condition, Storage and Maintenance Requirements
We are enormously grateful to all those who consider donating works of art to the McMichael, but we must emphasize that many donations, however generous, regrettably cannot be accepted. This in no way reflects the quality of the works on offer and we appreciate your understanding.
To inquire about a proposed gift of art please contact the Head of Collections, Janine Butler, below. Please allow two weeks for acknowledgement of your offer. A full evaluation may take longer depending on the size and complexity of the proposed gift.
Head of Collections / Registrar
905.893.1121 ext 2252 email@example.com