Collection and In-Kind Donations

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is a living collection that grows and evolves with future acquisitions, continuing the legacy of the Judah L. Magnes Museum, which through gifts and acquisitions grew to become one of the most respected Jewish collections in the world. 

At present, the curatorial staff of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life is leveraging the opportunity presented by the renovation of our future facility, located at 2121 Allston Way to review the collecting plan in conjunction with The Bancroft Library and other repositories on the UC Berkeley Campus. Our acquisitions at this time proceed at a slow and careful pace, as we are paying our  full attention to the development of our new facility and long term goals. 

If you wish to inquire about a possible gift to the collection, you can fill out our online form, send an email to the Collection Research and Information Desk, or call our main number.

Until the new facility opens, please consider supporting the collection through the Friends of the Magnes