Conservation + Care

Within the sweeping walls of The Dalí Museum lives one of the most revered Salvador Dalí collections in existence. Our commitment to share these works with audiences around the world comes with the significant responsibility to expertly maintain these precious pieces. These rare and distinguished artworks are continually evaluated to determine their preservation needs.

With more than 2,100 works including 96 oil paintings, the conservation of these works is a vital part of the Museum’s mission: to care for and share an expertly curated collection of Salvador Dalí works.  Without the necessary attention, important pieces within the collection are at risk of being retired to storage.

We need your help in maintaining the integrity of our continuously aging collection.

Gifts to Conservation + Care will ensure the longevity of our collection because they are designated for collection restoration. The Dalí Museum Annual Fund raises funds for pieces in most urgent need of attention. This year your gift will help maintain The Lane to Port Lligat with View of Cap Creus (c. 1922) and Telephone in a Dish with Three Grilled Sardines at the End of September (1939).

Please ensure the continued care of The Dali’s Collection today and become a recognized member of our Keepers of the Collection.

Please help preserve these precious works. 

donate to support art conservation + care 

Thank you to our 2020-2021 Keepers of the Collection. Learn more about the impact of your gift.

Watch below to learn more about conservation work done on the exhibit Where Ideas Come From: Dalí’s Drawings.

Other Ways to Give

IRA Gifts
If you are 70½ or older, you can make a contribution of up to $100,000 annually from your IRA account to support the mission of The Dalí and potentially receive a tax benefit.

A donation transferred directly from your IRA administrator to The Dalí is generally not considered taxable income on your federal income tax return, but it does count toward your required minimum distribution. As always, please consult your advisors with our Tax ID # 59-2015192 to determine if this type of gift is right for you.

From your Donor Advised Fund
A donor advised fund (DAF) is a type of charitable investment account that provides an immediate tax benefit to you, and allows you to recommend grants to charities of your choice over time.

Granting to The Dalí through your DAF is simple and easy. You can recommend a gift to The Dalí today, or on a recurring basis (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually) to support our programs. Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon can easily make a recommendation through the DAF Direct

Make your Donation Go Twice as Far
Did you know that many companies match donations made by their employees to our organization? Check here to see if your employer will match your donation.

Your tax-deductible gift to The Dalí Museum (EIN: 59-2015192), in any amount, makes a difference. Thank you for your continued support. For more information, contact . Contributions are tax deductible within the limits prescribed by law.