Musée d'Orsay: Individual donors and sponsors

Individual donors and sponsors

James TissotPortrait of the Marquis and Marchioness of Miramon and their children© Musée d'Orsay, dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt
Since the Musée d'Orsay opened, its collections have been greatly enriched thanks to the generosity of benefactors and individual sponsors.

In becoming a benefactor, you join a long tradition of arts sponsorship which began with the Italian princes of the Renaissance. You actively contribute to the development of the Musée d'Orsay. You enable it to meet today's challenges by giving it the means to be a living museum: modern, well informed and open to the world.

Every contribution, however modest, allows you to demonstrate your involvement with the Musée d'Orsay by providing the means to fulfil its aims of diffusing cultural achievement to the widest possible audience.


Make a gift

Several forms of gift are available to contribute to the development and expansion of the museum:

  • gift of money (by cheque, benefiting from a tax deduction of 66%*)
  • bequest of a work of art or money
  • simple donation, or donation with a life interest
  • Acceptance In Lieu.

To make a donation, you can contact either the Société des Amis du musée d'Orsay or American Friends of the Musée d'Orsay.

Amount donatedNet cost after
tax deduction*
€ 3,000€ 1,000
€ 1,500€ 500
€ 1,000€ 333.34
€ 500€ 166.67
€ 200€ 66.67
€ 100€ 33.34
€ 50€ 16.67

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