Gifts to Collections

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

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

The Museum accepts gifts or bequests that are not encumbered with conditions or restrictions set by the donor regarding ownership, use, display, labeling, or future disposition. Any suggested restrictions will be reviewed carefully before a gift is considered. 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 nor to place an object on permanent display. 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 donation to the Bruce Museum, please contact:

Tim Walsh, Collections Manager


“Thank you for considering the Bruce Museum. Our governing policy does not allow us to accept walk-in object or artwork donations at this time. If you wish to have your object(s) considered, kindly email the Collections Manager at, or send a description via mail to the Bruce Museum, Office of the Registrar, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich CT 06830. Please send an image, a brief description, and where the object was acquired from, along with the sizes. It will then be reviewed to determine if the object(s) fit within the scope of our collections management policy”.