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Prefer to donate via cheque?

Donations made via cheque should be made to American Foundation for National Museums Scotland and sent to the attention of the Administrator at:

American Foundation for National Museums Scotland
275 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Planned giving

Donating via a bequest leaves a lasting gift to National Museums Scotland, contributing to the ongoing conservation and display of artefacts and stories for future generations in Scotland, and around the world.

To find out more, or to explore leaving a Gift in Memory of a loved one, please contact National Museums Scotland Development Team.

Connie Clark, Development Officer
Email: c.clark2@nms.ac.uk
Telephone: (+44) 131 247 4095

Leave your Legacy

Artefact donation

National Museums Scotland cares for over 12.4 million artefacts built up over more than two centuries and they continue to welcome and value offers of donations.

To enable National Museums Scotland to assess an artefact's suitability for the national collection, certain information is required. The National Museums Scotland Collecting Strategy webpage contains all further instructions and guidance specifying the requirements behind artefact donation.

Artefacts from American donors may be eligible for favourable tax treatment within the United States. If this is of interest, please include this on your Object Donation Form and National Museums Scotland will provide you with further details.

Stock donation

The American Foundation is able to accept gifts of stock in support for National Museums Scotland.

For a copy of the Stock Donation Form, please contact the American Foundation.

Email: info@afnms.org
Telephone: (212) 812-4362

American Foundation for National Museums Scotland
275 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Above: Mummy coffin of Khnumhotep, an estate overseer who lived around 1940-1760 BC. The coffin will be on display in a new Ancient Egypt gallery at the National Museum of Scotland, due to open in 2018/19.

The American Foundation for National Museums Scotland (AFNMS) is a publicly supported, tax-exempt organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue code and is eligible to receive tax deductible charitable contributions within the limits prescribed by law. Please note, that in conformance with IRS guidelines, the American Foundation for National Museums Scotland does not accept contributions that are earmarked or required to be distributed to National Museums Scotland or any other organization. The Directors of the AFNMS have complete discretion and control over the ultimate disposition of any contributions received by the organization. While donors may suggest that their gifts be used for a specific purpose, these requests are non-binding on the AFNMS. This ensures that gifts made to the AFNMS are tax-deductible and that the AFNMS fulfills its duties and obligations as a U.S. tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Code. Donors may make unrestricted contributions to the AFNMS, and in these cases, the Directors will determine the manner in which contributed funds will be used.

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