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Donations & legacies

Contribute to the future of the Museon

Do you have a soft spot for the Museon? If you would like to support us, you can do so in the form of a gift or bequest. The museum has been granted the status of a public benefit organisation by the Tax Administration. Therefore, no inheritance or gift taxes apply to bequests and gifts to us. And there are other tax benefits: donors can deduct gifts from their income or corporate tax, subject to the applicable rules, of course.

The Museon receives a subsidy from the Municipality of The Hague, generates income from ticket sales, and is supported by funds and sponsors. However, in order to maintain a high-quality programme, we dearly need your support. We believe that everyone has a right to cultural education. That is why it is important that the Museon remains accessible for visitors from all walks of life and all schools.

Quality conservation with your contribution

To keep our entrance fees as much as possible at the current level, we must appeal to your sense of social involvement. If our mission and approach appeal to you and you would like to support the Museon, please consider a one-off or periodic gift. Your contribution will be spent on new exhibitions, educational programmes, and the care of collections. In this way, the Museon can remain a cultural learning environment for everyone!

Giving Act

In 2012, the Giving Act came into force. The Giving Act makes it more appealing from a fiscal point of view to give to cultural institutions with a public benefit organisation status (in Dutch: ANBI: Algemeen Nut Beogende Instellingen) like the Museon. The Ministry of Finance intends to stimulate gifts from individuals and businesses to cultural organisations for a period of five years. The height of the gift deduction depends on your income, the amount of the gift, and whether it is a one-off or periodic gift. By means of the introduction of a 1.25-multiplier for institutions such as the Museon ("cultural institutions"), the Tax Administration is making it possible for you to deduct a quarter more than your actual gift.  This additional deduction applies to donations of up to €5,000 per year. In other words, you can deduct a maximum of €1,250 per year in additional deductions. If you give more than €5,000 per year to cultural institutions, this additional amount is still deductible, but without the multiplier.
The increase of the gift deduction (multiplier) in the tax declaration is a temporary measure. When the Giving Act came into force, it was indicated that the multiplier would only be valid for five years. If the government does not extend this scheme, it will expire at the end of 2017.

A periodic gift offers maximum benefits

If you wish to structurally support the Museon and take maximum advantage of the deduction possibilities of the Giving Act and the multiplier, we advise you to make a periodic donation to us for a period of five years or more. The deductible for a periodic gift is unlimited. With effect from 2014, a notarial deed is no longer required to make a periodic donation.

One-time gifts

The deductible for one-off gifts is limited. Only the part of the total gifts that exceeds one per cent of your collective annual income (up to a maximum of ten per cent) is eligible for deduction.

Would you like to donate?

You may find it interesting to visit https://www.berekenhet.nl/giften/periodieke-giften.html, where you can get an indication of the financial impact of your intended gift. We would be happy to advise you about the possibilities, too. For advice, please contact our executive office via telephone number 070-3381385 or send an email to mjansen@museon.nl.