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The McCord Museum Foundation is pleased to offer you a unique opportunity to express your love for Montreal and its heritage. The Adopt-an-Artefact program allows you to "adopt" one of 27 exceptional artefacts from our permanent exhibition, Montreal - Points of View.
Curators' Favorites, up for adoption at $5,000 each
Oldest Objects, up for adoption at $2,500 each
Most Recent Objects, up for adoption at $1,000 each
History is an invaluable asset - it has much to teach us and we need your help to take care of it!
Your adoption is a concrete way to participate in the McCord Museum's mission to:
- Protect and promote our heritage for future generations
- Develop ambitious conservation and restoration programs that will prevent the deterioration of the collection and help restore the rarest of artefacts
- Create forward-thinking exhibitions and thought-provoking educational programs that inspire visitors to be informed, open-minded and engaged citizens
WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
The McCord Museum is a private, non-profit institution that relies on donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations - only 30% of its financing is provided by the government.
The Museum safeguards over 1.4 million objects, images, and manuscripts that chronicle our collective Canadian stories.
30% of the collections are badly damaged and in critical need of meticulous and costly treatments for their repair and preservation.
Each adoption is for a five-year period and we guarantee adopted artefacts will be displayed in the permanent exhibition, Montreal - Points of View, for a minimum of one year. Along with receiving a briefing and photograph of your object, your name will be displayed on our website and in the exhibition.
"Parents" of adopted artefacts gain free access for the five-year duration of their adoption to the following:
- The McCord Museum
- All exhibition openings
- Two special events: the Curator's Cocktail and a special behind the scenes Adopt-an-Artefact evening
Flexible payment options are available. For example, adopt one of the Twelve Most Recent Objects for only $83 a month for one year! Perfect to offer as a gift or in memory of a loved one. Please inquire for details.
We accept cheques, credit card (Visa and Mastercard), online contributions and securities.