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Becoming a Donor

When you donate to the museum, you become part of the history of the Musée Cognacq-Jay, an institution which would never have existed without the passionate patronage of the arts of Ernest Cognacq and Marie-Louise Jay.
Every contribution is precious, and plays a decisive role in:
  • Supporting exhibitions,
  • Contributing to the acquisition and restoration of artworks,
  • Restoring and promoting Paris’ architectural heritage,
  • Sustaining our ambitious policy of keeping the museum open and accessible to all, free of charge.

Companies and foundations

Your contribution can take the form of a cash donation or a donation in kind. Donors are entitled to a range of exclusive, personalised rewards: your company name linked prominently with the museum, hosting of prestigious receptions, invitations to special events and tours (visit the archives and the collections, advance private views of exhibitions etc.).
The tax benefits associated with patronage of the arts in France allow you to deduct 60% of the total value of your donations from your corporation tax bill, up to a maximum threshold of 0.5% of your pre-tax turnover (any excess can be spread over the following five years if you exceed this threshold, or if a donation is made in a year of negative profits).

Access, opening times, facilities

Cognacq-Jay Museum
8, rue Elzevir
75 003 Paris

Phone : +00 33 (0)1 40 27 07 21
Tube : Saint-Paul, Chemin-Vert, Rambuteau
Bus : 29, 69, 76, 96

Open tuesday to sunday, 10am to 6pm (ticket desks close at 5.30pm). The museum is closed on mondays and some bank holidays

The first floor of the museum is currently closed to visitors due to the disassembly of the exhibition Sérénissime! From Tiepolo To Guardi. Reopening on july 26 with our permanent collections! The museums of the City of Paris strengthen their security. We thank you for being willing to open your luggage to the entrance and to show their contents.

The museum is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.


For further information, please contact us by mail here

Devenez mécènes de Marie-Antoinette
Le buste en marbre de la reine Marie-Antoinette a fait son retour dans les espaces d'exposition du musée Cognacq-Jay.