FAQ

How do I make a donation to the Louvre online?
How do I know if the Louvre has received my donation?
When will I receive my donation receipt?
Why is it important to aid the Louvre?
What happens if the Louvre does not raise the required amount?
How do I dedicate my donation to someone?
Information concerning invitations sent to donors
What is the Société des Amis du Louvre?
Can a person of my choice benefit from the Ami du Louvre card?
Why does the Louvre need my personal details?

 

How do I make a donation to the Louvre online?

Making a donation to the Louvre online takes only a few minutes.
To do so just follow these steps:

  • Click on “Donate nowˮ to go to the Louvre’s secure payment platform.
  • Choose the purpose of your donation.
  • Choose the sum you are donating. This amount cannot exceed 20% of your taxable income. The real cost of your contribution after tax deduction is calculated automatically.
  • Choose your means of payment: you can make your donation by card, check, or bank transfer. Paying by bank card via the Louvre’s secure payment platform is the simplest and quickest means of making your donation.

How do I know if the Louvre has received my donation?

  • When you make your donation online with a bank card, the Louvre sends a message confirming that it has received your donation.
  • When you make your donation by check or bank transfer, a confirmation letter and your donation receipt will be sent to your address about a month later. The number of donations being processed can delay sending your confirmation letter and donation receipt by several weeks.

When will I receive my donation receipt?

  • Your donation receipt will be sent at the same time as the letter of thanks within about a month. In very busy periods, it may take longer for us to send your receipt.
  • For donations made by check, the donation receipt will be dated the day the check is received, as confirmed by the postmark.
  • In every case, you will receive the receipt at the end of the campaign before you have to fill in your next income tax return.

Why is it important to aid the Louvre?

The Louvre is a public institution that receives a state subsidy to fund its development. Yet the demands made on a major museum are so great—services for the public, conservation works, carrying out new archaeological excavations, developing educational activities, renovating the museum’s exhibition spaces, developing the use of new technologies, enriching the collections, etc.—that this state subsidy now covers only 50% of the museum’s running costs.

Every donation counts, regardless of the amount. It is the sum total of your donations, however modest, that will enable King François I’s Book of Hours to rejoin the museum collections.

What happens if the Louvre does not raise the required amount?

If the Louvre does not succeed in raising the amount with the aid of donors, other projects will have to be delayed in order to allocate the funds necessary for this acquisition.

How do I dedicate my donation to someone?

When making your donation, you can choose whether you want your name to be included on the donors list, or if you want to dedicate your donation to a person of your choice. If you decide on the second option, it is the name of the person to whom you are dedicating your donation that will appear on the donors list. However, the invitations offered by the museum in thanks for your gesture will be addressed to you personally.

Information concerning invitations sent to donors

To express our thanks for your support, we will be honored to invite you to admire King François I’s Book of Hours.
All our invitations are for two people (an invitation for donations of €30 or more, a private viewing for donations of €200 or more, and a special evening for donations of €500 or more). The Amis du Louvre card is for one person only.

What is the Société des Amis du Louvre?

Founded in 1897, the Société des Amis du Louvre (Friends of the Louvre) is a state-approved nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the Louvre’s collections. An outstanding example of collective patronage, it is the museum’s leading, longest standing, and most steadfast private patron.

Can a person of my choice benefit from the Amis du Louvre card?

For every donation of €350 or more, the Société des Amis du Louvre offers a Member card valid for a year giving free admission to the Louvre’s permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. You will receive this card several weeks after your donation has been received.

  • People who are not already members of the Société des Amis du Louvre or whose membership has expired will automatically be offered a card in their name.
  • Donors who are currently members of the Société des Amis du Louvre will be offered the possibility of sponsoring a person of their choice.
  • If a donor who is already a member wishes to extend their membership*, he or she merely has to return the sponsorship proposal to the Société des Amis du Louvre made out in their own name.

The Société des Amis du Louvre will send Member cards and sponsorship proposals directly by post. Cards corresponding to sponsorship proposals will be dealt with as each reply is received by the Société des Amis du Louvre.

*In case of previous membership in a category above that of Member, when you receive the card contact the Société des Amis du Louvre to find out the extra sum due (+33 (0)1 40 20 53 34 / 53 74).

Why does the Louvre need my personal details?

We need your personal details to send you your donation receipt. They also allow us to keep you informed of the Louvre’s news and projects.

Under the French Data Protection Act of January 6, 1978, you have the right to access, modify, rectify, or remove data concerning you.
To exercise this right, please write to:
Musée du Louvre,
Direction des Relations extérieures « Le Louvre et vous »
75058 Paris cedex 01

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