Types of Gifts:
Individuals give a variety of gifts to help the museum,
including cash donations, planned giving bequests and
items with tangible and intangible value.
Making a Donation:
If you have an object you want to donate to the Museum,
please include a description
the object: its size, condition, age/history and how you
came to own the piece. If you can, send a photograph.
Prospective gifts are carefully evaluated by the curator
to make sure that the object(s) complements or extends
the collection, is well documented and is in good condition.
The curator presents potential gifts to Collections Committees
for recommendation. Please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org,
Send other mail to MOIFA, P.O. Box 2087, Santa Fe, NM
NOTE: Donations sent to the Museum before this process
will be promptly returned.
Folk Art Flea Market:
The Museum's support group, the Friends of Folk Art, organize
an annual Flea market held in May of gently used folk
art items. In 2013, the sale will be on Saturday May 4,
donations are being accepted
For information on monetary donations, ongoing support
through membership and planned giving, please visit the
of New Mexico Foundation»
Potential donors should be aware of several tax considerations
when planning gift to the museum. Because of changing
tax laws, potential donors should consult professional
tax experts such as their accountant and attorney when
considering a gift. As a donor, you may be able to take
a tax deduction for all or a portion of the fair market
value of your gift. Consult your tax advisor for details.
Because the museum accepts donations, museum staff is
prohibited from providing any kind of value estimate.
A local dealer involved in the day-to-day business of
buying and selling art or antiques, can usually provide
an estimated retail value for most objects. If you cannot
locate a dealer or appraiser, we will work with you to
find an appraiser.
Volunteers assist the museum by donating their time and
skills. If you are interested in volunteering, please
contact Leslie Fagre
or call (505) 476-1217.