Museum gifts

MoMA store recalls popular Yoshitomo Nara snow globes over ‘laceration hazard’

To date almost 40 of the cutesy snow globes that were sold last November have either fractured or cracked

Rose Art Museum, once on the brink of closure, celebrates 60th anniversary with gift of 86 works

After a proposed shutdown and sell-off in 2009, Brandeis University has repaired trust with donors, its director says

Salvator Mundi-mania comes to Brooklyn

“Museum” features reproductions, artefacts and even Salvator Mundi pasta sauce

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Uli Sigg's huge gift to Hong Kong museum M+

The Swiss collector is donating 1,463 Chinese contemporary works, with plans to sell another 47


Two museums promised a third of one of the great collections of modern American art

Which poses the question: will the late Hannelore Schulhof’s heirs sell major works?

Pompidou welcomes Daniel and Florence Guerlain’s deferred gift of 1000 contemporary drawings

The Guerlains are mindful of the fate of an ancestor’s impressionist works, having no wish for their collection to be divvied up in the same manner


Collector’s £100m art bequest to the UK

Denis Mahon’s gift of the century comes with conditions


Artists should have same tax deductions as collectors when donating works of art

The Art Dealers Association of America is lobbying the government to change the law

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Seattle Art Museum gets $1bn worth of art from 'incredibly devoted group of collectors'

The gift from 53 local patrons is one of the largest in the history of institutional donations

Miami Art Museum and Miami Art Central may merge

Collectors show their support for Miami art museums


New legislation could lead to the end of partial gifts to museums

Changes to US tax law could discourage collectors from giving

Denver Art Museum gets $60m contemporary art gift

The collectors Kent and Vicki Logan donate 300 works of art and an endowment


MoMA committee to vote on major drawings collection gifted by Judith Rothschild Foundation

The foundation has offered the museum a collection of more than 2,500 drawings by 400 international artists

Collector gets tax break for donating cylinder seals to university

Archaeologists say the artefacts are likely to have been smuggled out of Iraq


Former Met lawyer to advise private collectors and museums

Reflecting the continuous rise in the value of art and importance of provenance


Collector interview: Peter Maenz. “It felt like home”

The former Cologne art dealer has given, lent, and sold parts of his collection to Weimar, in eastern Germany


Collector interview: Yonfan offers a tribute to the Princess of Wales from Hong Kong to Paris

Photographer and film director Yonfan has given eight Chinese paintings to the Musée Guimet in Paris


Sir Denis Mahon retracts his gift to the Walker in protest against entry charges

Baroque paintings given to National Gallery of Ireland instead

Sir Denis Mahon threatens to withdraw pictures from Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery

Veteran collector and lobbyist for the arts opposes introduction of entrance fees

Mixed reactions to Gilbert gift of £75 million decorative arts donation

It has been well received in Britain. In Los Angeles, there are divided opinions on the collection and its owner