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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).

 

Individuals

Any contribution in appreciation of the Musée Cognacq-Jay, however modest, is always welcome.
Giving a cash gift entitles you to a tax credit equivalent to 66% of your donation, up to a maximum of 20% of your taxable income (if this threshold is exceeded the difference may be spread over the next 5 years).
The Museums of the City of Paris also accept donations and inheritances, and can be named as whole or partial beneficiaries of life insurance contracts.

Further information

Access, opening times, facilities

Cognacq-Jay Museum
8, rue Elzevir
75 003 Paris

Phone: +33 (0)1 40 27 07 21
Subway: Saint-Paul (L1), Chemin-Vert (L8), Rambuteau (L11)
Bus: 29, 69, 76, 96

Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm
Closed on Mondays and certain public holidays


Contact

For further information, please contact us by mail here

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