Gifts to Collections

Jean–Baptiste Carpeaux
(French, 1827-1875)
Jeune Pecheur à la Coquille (Neapolitan Fisherboy), 1857
Gift of Myrna Ruben Haft, 2007.04

The Bruce Museum welcomes contributions of fine art, decorative arts, and archaeological and ethnographic objects, and natural science objects in accordance with the scope and themes of its collection.

The Museum accepts gifts or bequests that are not unreasonably encumbered with conditions or restrictions set by the donor regarding ownership, use, display, labeling, or future disposition. Any restrictions are carefully considered before a gift is accessioned. Donors sign a Deed of Gift granting title and all rights to gifts free and clear. The Museum will not make any agreement with donors to retain gifts for a specific length of time. In keeping with IRS regulations for gifts of tangible personal property, professional appraisals of gifts for tax purposes are the responsibility of donors.

If you are considering a contribution to the Bruce Museum, please contact:

Kirsten Reinhardt, Registrar