Donations of Art
First, the object must build on strengths we already have in the collection. Generally, we collect objects from the 19th and 20th century works in all media. It must not duplicate an object we already have, unless it is of higher quality and/or better condition.
Second, we prefer quality over quantity. The Chrysler acquires only the best. New additions to the collection must have a clear historical or aesthetic relationship to works already in the collection, adding significantly to understanding and appreciation of these works.
Do you have something that matches our collecting mission?
If so, please follow these steps:
1. Send pictures and information about the object(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Curatorial assistant will review the object(s) with the appropriate curator.
3. If the curator is interested, you will be contacted by the curatorial assistant. An appointment will be scheduled to view the artwork.
4. After the curator confirms the object as meeting the collecting practices of the Museum, the registrar will contact you with a Deed of Gift form and make arrangements to ship the artwork to the Museum.
5. Acknowledgement of the Gift will be sent to the donor after the Collections Committee and Board of Trustee meeting.