Art Collection Development Policy

Guidelines for Art Donations

If you would like to donate a work of art to the Leo Baeck Institute, please contact the curator, Renata Stein at  rstein@lbi.cjh.org.

The artwork must be relevant to the Institute’s mission, and prospective donors should submit the following information.

  • Contact information
  • Artist/maker, title, medium dimension of the work, year of creation
  • Description of artwork or object
  • Provenance information
  • Photo of item to be donated

All donations are permanent, and must be in good (i.e., exhibition-ready) condition. If a donor is willing to contribute financially to the preservation of an item, exceptions might be made.

Donated items become the property of the Leo Baeck Institute, to be displayed, stored, loaned, or, in rare instances, deaccessioned at the discretion of the Institute.