Thank you for considering UMMA for your gift of art.
Since we are accredited by the American Association of Museums, we follow a strict policy about accessioning art into the collection. We consider each gift of artwork carefully to ensure that it fits with our mission and collecting strategies. Our curators and Museum Director review the gift offers and then make a collective decision. If some/all of the works are approved for accessioning, then we return to the donor to inform them of the decision and work on transferring them to UMMA.
It is the responsibility of the donor to get the work(s) to the museum, at his/her expense. If the work is valued over $5,000, then a professional appraisal is required by the museum. (We cannot provide this service, since it is considered a conflict of interest.)
Please provide the following information in order to prepare a gift proposal: