Donations

Donation of Artifacts for our Museum

The exhibits and programs at the Morris and Sally Justein Heritage Museum are made possible through the generous support of our community.

To make a donation to the permanent collection of the Museum, contact our Museum Assistant at 416-785-2500, ext. 5622 or email czita@baycrest.org

You will be asked to forward images of the item(s), along with a description of the object and what you know about its history. You may send this information via email or arrange a time to bring the object in person.

If an item meets our search criteria, you will be asked to bring it to the Museum. Each item is assessed and must meet the approval of our Museum Acquisitions Committee. This process may take up to two months.

Gifts-in-kind are recognized by Baycrest at their appraised value, and tax receipts are issued. Outside appraisals, at the donor’s expense, are required for proposed donations whose value exceeds $1,000.

The Museum began collecting in the 1970s and has a collection of over 1,000 artifacts. As a result, we cannot accept every item we are offered. Our collecting priorities include: Judaic ceremonial art, historical objects dating from the turn of the century, and objects relating to the history of Baycrest. We do not generally accept books.


Donation of Art and Sculpture for our Art Collection

To make a donation to the permanent art collection, contact our Art Assistant at 416-785-2500, ext. 2893 or email dcallaghan@baycrest.org.

You will be asked to forward digital images of the art piece, along with a description of the art and what you know about its history. You may send this information via email.

Our art committee will review the images and if it meets our criteria, we will make arrangements with you for the art to be brought in. This process may take from 2-4 weeks.

Gifts-in-kind are recognized by Baycrest at their appraised value, and tax receipts are issued. Outside appraisals, at the donor’s expense, are required for proposed donations whose value exceeds $1,000.

Please note that we cannot accept every art donation we are offered.


 

Donation of Art Supplies, Fabric and Wool

Donations to our Creative Arts Studio are always welcome. Please speak to the creative arts staff if you are interested in making a donation.


Tax Receipts

Donors wishing tax receipts for donated artifacts must furnish a formal appraisal, conducted by an independent third party, at their own expense.

Following the appraisal, the museum coordinator will coordinate with the Accounting Office, informing them of the donation and its value, requesting a tax receipt. The receipt will then be sent to the donor.


Monetary Donations

Monetary donations in support of the Department of Culture, Arts & Innovation or to our Museum can be made through the Baycrest Foundation. Please indicate that you would like to direct your funds to the Morris & Sally Justein Heritage Museum. Donations can be made online, by phone, or mail. Click here for details.