Joining forces with the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix means linking your company’s name to that of one of the greatest painters of the 19th century, in a uniquely charming and prestigious site in Paris, famous both in France and abroad.
The Musée Delacroix is a dynamic institution. Your company can support the museum’s projects in its various fields of activity, from the acquisition of new works to cultural communications strategy.
- Acquisition or conservation projects
The Musée Eugène-Delacroix regularly adds to its collection of paintings, drawings, prints, and letters, and maintains an ongoing conservation program. You can support its activities in these fields.
- Temporary exhibitions
The museum’s temporary exhibitions are advertised by poster campaigns throughout Paris, and supported by the production of catalogs and documents pertaining to the exhibition; your support could be invaluable in producing these elements.
- Renovation of rooms
A major renovation of the museum, room by room, is currently being studied and could benefit from your support.
- Cultural activities
The website, concerts, plays, and readings all contribute to making the Musée Eugène-Delacroix a vibrant cultural venue.
Image and communication:
- If your support is used to acquire or conserve a work of art, your company will be acknowledged on the descriptive text placed near the work in question.
- Your logo will feature on the museum’s communication tools (website and printed materials)
- You will be able to use images of the Musée Delacroix and mention your partnership with the museum in your corporate communication.
- High-profile public relations opportunities, private visits, and receptions at the Musée Eugène-Delacroix
- Free tickets or free admission for your employees, on presentation of professional ID.
A major tax deduction for support in the form of monetary donations
- For individuals
The Musée Eugène-Delacroix, under the supervision of the public establishment of the Musée du Louvre, benefits from certain tax measures (the Loi de Finances, article 200-1ter of the CGI) which entitle you to an income tax reduction equal to 66% of the gift value, limited to 20% of taxable income. If the gift value exceeds 20% of your taxable income, the excess can be carried over for the next five years. To benefit from these tax reductions, the tax receipt (that you will receive within a few weeks after each donation) should be attached to your tax return.
- For companies
The Musée Eugène-Delacroix, under the supervision of the public establishment of the Musée du Louvre, benefits from certain tax measures (the Loi sur le Mécénat Culturel of August 1, 2003) which entitle you to a corporation tax reduction of 60% of your gift amount, within a limit of 0.5% of your turnover. Any amount in excess of this limit in one year can be carried over for the next 5 years and will entitle you to the same tax reduction, under the same conditions. In addition, you are entitled to benefits worth up to 25% of the amounts paid.
A major tax deduction for support in the form of donation of a work of art
- For individuals
If you wish to give or bequeath one or more works of art to the museum, several possibilities are open to you:
1. You can make a simple gift exempt from transfer tax (i.e. the heirs pay no tax on the items bequeathed). As with a monetary donation, such a gift entitles the donor to an income tax reduction equal to 66% of the value of the work, limited to 20% of taxable income. If the value of the work exceeds 20% of your taxable income, the excess can be carried over for the next five years, as with monetary donations. The gift of a work of art is subject to a prior agreement with the Musée du Louvre which evaluates its interest for the collections.
2. Another possibility is to make a gift by deed. This is similar in principle to a gift, but accompanied in this case by a notarized deed in which the donor can specify the conditions according to which the work is to be preserved and displayed. A gift by deed is exempt from transfer tax.
3. You can make a donation with right of usufruct. This enables the donor to keep the work for the duration of his or her lifetime if so desired, while ensuring its eventual transfer to the museum. The museum will not acquire the item until usufruct has been relinquished, at the time stipulated by the donor (usually at his or her death).
- For companies
If your company enables the Musée Eugène-Delacroix to acquire an item designated as a “national treasure,” it is entitled to a corporation tax reduction of 90% of the gift value and to benefits worth up to 5% of its value.