Donors

Collectors recruit new allies to help museums accept the treasures they are offering

For many museums, the offer of works of art can be more of a headache than a blessing, so potential donors are finding they must do some groundwork to ensure their gift will be accepted—and appreciated

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We, the original donors, entirely accept the suggested changes to the National Gallery's Sainsbury Wing

Timothy Sainsbury says he disagrees with the view that all of the functional parts of the building should be "preserved in aspic"

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Smithsonian confirms that its donor data was potentially breached in ransomware attack

Hacking of Blackbaud software systems exposed hundreds of clients, including other US and UK nonprofits

US museums receive surfeit of patronage for Islamic art collections

But Arab donors are in scarce supply, while Turks, Iranians and others spend freely

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As US museums face mounting legal issues, an annual conference explores what to do with whistleblowers and dodgy donors

Recent corporate scandals have raised concerns that American charities should be examining their ethics policies

Comment: New US museums pit donors against the public

An increasing number of museums are being built as speculative investments designed to attract incompatible currencies—collections and crowds

Contemporary philanthropy: Conversations with Eli Broad, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Howard Rachofsky and David Rockefeller

Leading philanthropist-collectors gathered in Miami Beach to discuss their personal philosophies

Siberian billionaire funds $3m Hermitage exhibition tour

Industrialist Oleg Deripaska has become the Russian museum’s most generous private donor—even if his support is part of a public relations initiative

How top British museums woo US donors

The Royal Academy, Tate, British Museum and National Gallery are all raising money successfully in the States, where 600,000 households report income exceeding $5m