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About Us : Donation Information

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 info.moifa@state.nm.us, Send other mail to MOIFA, P.O. Box 2087, Santa Fe, NM 87504

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. The next sale will be on Saturday May 2, 2015 donations are being accepted now»

For information on monetary donations, ongoing support through membership and planned giving, please visit the Museum of New Mexico Foundation»

Tax Deductions:
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.


Time:
Volunteers assist the museum by donating their time and skills. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Leslie Fagre by e-mail
or call (505) 476-1217.