The Jewish Museum’s collection has benefitted from the generosity of numerous donors over the years. The Museum collects Judaica (Jewish ceremonial objects), work by Jewish artists, and art that relates to Jewish subjects, themes, or experiences. (The Museum does not collect historical documents, artifacts from the Holocaust, or Jewish books or manuscripts).
If you are interested in offering an object or artwork to the Jewish Museum, and you believe the work is appropriate for our institution, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Donation Inquiry” in the subject line:
- Cover letter stating your intentions for donation
- Your contact information
- Artist's name (or country of origin for Judaica/anonymous artworks), title, date, medium, dimensions for each object / artwork
- High resolution image(s) of each object / artwork
- Provenance (ownership history), including when and how the object(s) / artwork(s) came into your possession
Please note that only email submissions will be reviewed, and that email attachments must not exceed 20 MB total. Potential donations cannot be brought to the Museum or left in our custody, and we cannot review objects or artworks in person. Due to the volume of offers we receive, we are not be able to respond directly to every submission. If your proposal is of interest, a member of the curatorial department will contact you.