Before a donated artwork is acquired, a number of steps have to be followed. This process is necessary to ensure the conservation of the works and the long-term development of the MAJ’s collection.

If you wish to give one or more artworks to the Museum, we invite you to get in touch with our collections archivist so that we can proceed with the preliminary evaluation of your offer. This initial stage will enable us to confirm whether the work(s) proposed correspond to the MAJ’s collection focus. Following this discussion, we will send you a gift offer form for you to fill in. The information you provide will help us to complete your file, which will then be studied by an in-house committee and thereafter by an external committee composed of seven experts in the field of the arts and museology. If the donor requires it, an application may be made for appraisal by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board. If this is certified, a tax receipt will be issued in accordance with the rules established by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Since its inception the collection of the Musée d’art de Joliette has been continually enriched by artworks presented by numerous private donors, artists, organizations, churches and religious communities. The collection currently comprises almost 9,000 works of Canadian, European and international contemporary art, decorative art and archaeology.


Émilie Grandmont Bérubé
Collections manager
Tel.: 450-756-0311 ext. 223