Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya



The CSMVS is a museum for the people, by the people. It is proud to be supported by the people of Mumbai, India and the world. A brainchild of its Director-General Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the adoption schemes have been created to garner support for the Museum in a unique way where citizens can come forward and adopt a Treasure, a Masterpiece or an Antiquity from the Museum's rich multi-cultural collection of over 70,000 objects. Please refer to the attached illustrated brochures.

There is also the opportunity to adopt any of the Museum's 8 major galleries for a period of 3 years.

During the pandemic the Scheme was opened and the Museum received an excellent response from donors, in whose honour the CSMVS is organising an exhibition titled ' दानम् : Philanthropy with Love' that we are opening on 18th October 2021 along with the reopening of the museum.


An Opportunity to Give and Be Rewarded

The Benefactor’s name will be placed beside the object on display, and added to the patron’s acknowledgement panel at the main entrance of the Museum, and our website (subject to the Benefactor's consent).

Adoption can also be dedicated to or in remembrance of a family member or an eminent person. This could be a unique gift to one’s child, spouse or parents or institution.

The Benefactor will be presented with a framed image of the object and a personalized letter of thanks from the Chairman and Board of Trustees.

A digital high-resolution image of the object will be provided on request for research and print purposes (image and object copyright will remain with CSMVS).

A special edition of the Museum Newsletter will prominently feature the benefactor and his/her contribution. This has an outreach of a large number of people.

The Impact Contributions Will Have

The collected funds will be used for the maintenance of our collections, their storage, as well as for the essential functions of conservation, climate control, and security.

We value your help in preserving our heritage for future generations. It is imperative that the art, heritage, and culture we take pride in, is safeguarded with the hope that it remains as a formidable legacy for future generations.

Cheques may be drawn in favour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. Please let us know if you need our bank details for an online transaction. Please note that contributions to the Museum can avail a tax benefit under 80 (G).

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