Gifts of Art

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Beginning in 1958, generous donors have helped the Ackland Art Museum build its collection by offering works of art as gifts and bequests. The Ackland also relies on friends of the Museum for loans of works of art from personal collections to enhance exhibitions and installations. Over the life of the Museum, some gifts have received prominent installations in our exhibition galleries. Others are shown less frequently, due to their fragile or specialized nature. All works accepted by the Museum make significant contributions to our educational mission and are preserved for future generations.

Whether or not the Museum is able to accept your proposed gift, promised gift, or loan, we are always grateful to someone who thinks of the Museum as a potential recipient. This downloadable pdf below provides a brief overview of our policies and procedures for gifts and loans.

Gifts and Loans of Art Policies

If you are interested in learning more about any of these options, or about the many ways you can help the Ackland Art Museum bring a world of art to our communities, please contact please contact Mary Melone, Director of External Affairs, at 919.843.3592.