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Open donation


Every contribution enriches the patronage and support of the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie. To donate a work of art, please contact the Friends’ office directly for a personalised follow-up.

Open Donation :

This allows you to support the action of the association, for an amount of your choice from 1€.

From €150, your support entitles you to a donor’s card giving you free priority access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions at the Musée d’Orsay, from 9am, and at the Musée de l’Orangerie, for 12 months. To receive it, please send us (by email or post) your passport photo.

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Open donations allow you to support our missions, for the amount of your choice, starting from 1€.
From €150, your support entitles you to a donor card giving you free priority access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions at the Musée d’Orsay, from 9am, and at the Musée de l’Orangerie.

Please send us by post or by email to amis@amis-musee-orsay.org your passport photo, which is essential for the production and dispatch of your donor card.

The donation allows you to benefit from :
– Income tax reduction up to 66% of the total amount of your donation.
– Total exemption from transfer tax (no inheritance tax on the bequeathed goods)

Benefit from a tax reduction

Within the framework of the tax legislation in force in France, for any sponsorship in the form of a financial donation and whatever the amount. Each donation is subject to a tax receipt filled in and returned by the SAMO. The amount of the tax receipt corresponds to the amount of the donation.
For French residents :
– Any donation made by a private individual entitles the donor to an income tax reduction of 66% of the amount of the donation made, up to a limit of 20% of the taxable income. When donations exceed this limit, the excess is carried forward successively over the next five years and entitles the donor to a tax reduction under the same conditions.
– Any company donation entitles the donor to a 60% reduction in corporation tax (within the limit of 0.5% of turnover before tax, with the possibility of carrying the excess over the next 5 years).

What is a donation?

A donation is any sum of money or work of art donated by a person during his or her lifetime. It can be made in different forms.
The manual donation: it is the direct handing-over of objects or money by hand. It requires no special formalities or recourse to a notary.
Donation made before a notary: the notarial deed may include conditions imposed by the donor.
Donation subject to usufruct: the donor consents to the donation while reserving the usufruct of the property for himself or for another person (spouse, child or third person), i.e. he retains the enjoyment of the property. The usufruct is temporary, it expires at the agreed term or on the death of the usufructuary. At the end of the usufruct the donee becomes the full owner.

What are your other means of support?

Life insurance

An association may also be the beneficiary of all or part of a life insurance policy. The funds will only be paid by the insurance company to the beneficiary (the association) after your death. You retain the right to surrender your life insurance policy in the event of unexpected need during your lifetime.

The bequest

A bequest only takes effect upon the death of the testator and requires a will to be drawn up, which can take various forms:
Holographic: written entirely in the hand of the testator and signed…
authentic: drawn up before a notary

The nature of this bequest may vary:
universal bequest: it covers your entire estate and may sometimes be conditional on the transmission, free of charge to your loved ones, of certain assets.
universal title  bequest: it relates to a share of your assets,
specific bequest: it relates to a specific property.

Would you like more information?

You can contact us in complete confidentiality.

Marie-Alix CAQUELARD General Delegate
T. 01 40 49 48 34

We are at your disposal to answer your questions and put you in touch with our corresponding jurists.