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Are you a big fan of Dutch museums? Do you want to be part of our important initiative and help MuseumTV develop further? We welcome all support! Donations mean that we can also help smaller museums become part of our platform. You can support us in two ways: make a donation or become a member. With your donation, we can cover more museums, make more videos, maintain the platform and expand our offerings with new functions and features – an all-round win-win situation. We would love to welcome you as a Friend of MuseumTV or as a donor! So are you up for it?


Become a member

You can structurally support us by becoming a member from €15/year – which works out to less than €1.25/month. As a member, you get unlimited and ad-free access to MuseumTV. You will also become part of the MuseumTV Friends Community. If you already have a free account, this can be directly switched into a MuseumTV Friends Membership.

Become a member

One-off donation

You can also support us with a single donation – and thereby joining in our mission to make art and culture accessible for everyone. Since we are now recognised as a ‘Public Benefit Organisation’ (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling, ANBI), your donation is tax deductible. Below you can read about claiming your donations on your Dutch tax returns.

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Why is your support important?

MuseumTV is collaboration between Foundation Our Museum and the participating Dutch museums. Our mission is to share the Netherlands’ rich museum landscape and cultural heritage with as many people as possible.

 

Museums are important

Museums have a social value that cannot be expressed with numbers. Museums bring us in contact with unique, moving and valuable cultural collections that offer a more nuanced reflection of our society – and as a society, we have a vested interest in any shared heritage that can bring us together. Museums are also meeting places between past, present and future. They also bring together people from different generations and cultures to gain new perspectives and share interests. Museums also offer children a space to learn in an inspiring, creative and informal manner – and to develop their own creative potential. In short: visiting a museum is more than worth it.

 

Many museums are facing difficult times

It’s generally known that museums are facing hard times. Many museums seem to be disappearing due to subsidy cuts – and business sponsorship is not yet filling the void. Smaller museums are particularly vulnerable to a lack of financing – and it’s these institutions that MuseumTV wants to fight for most. That’s why all the museums in the Netherlands are welcome on our platform – whether they’re big, small, modern, historical or activities-oriented. We simply want to present the rich range of museums and inspire people to visit them.

 

MuseumTV wants to support as many museums as possible

With our video platform, we want to stimulate potential visitors and new target groups to go to an exhibition or museum. While we already have a lot of great video content, we are striving to offer a complete agenda on the exhibitions running at Dutch museums. Many museums have a limited marketing budget, and we want to contribute to broadening their reach. The partnerships we are establishing with large business companies will make a valuable contribution to reaching new target groups.

 

With your contribution we can include more museums and make more content

While you can now freely register to watch the beautiful videos on MuseumTV, the short-term plan is to offer paid memberships. First, however, we want to include more museums and content on our platform. So right now we rely on your support for producing videos, marketing activities, and maintaining the platform. So do you think we need to make the Netherlands’ rich heritage and museum landscape accessible to as many people as possible?

Then we would love to welcome you as a donor or as a Friend of MuseumTV.


Donating to an ANBI

Since December 2016, Foundation Our Museum has the status of a (cultural) ‘Public Benefit Organisation’ (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling, ANBI). To achieve this status, you must adhere to a number of strict conditions. For instance, 90% of your efforts must be for the public benefit. You must also be a non-profit, fulfil certain integrity standards and be open and transparent with certain information. But once you have it, ANBI status has several advantages.

 

What does it mean for you?

Our cultural ANBI status delivers tax advantages to our donors – no matter if it’s a one-off or a periodical donation. In addition, we don’t pay inheritance or gift taxes.

Your one-off donation is deductible in box 1 when the total is higher than 1% of your collective income (the threshold). Your donation is deductible to a maximum of 10% of your threshold income. Hence, your deduction is significant. You can also increase your ANBI donation by 25% to a maximum of €1250. Below you can find a sample calculation. If you have a fiscal partner, then these calculations involve your collective threshold income. Since this deductible can be freely divided between fiscal partners, your donation can be deducted from the one with the highest income.

You can also choose to give a periodical donation. The advantage here is that there’s no question around a threshold amount or a maximum deductible amount: you can deduct the full amount from your taxes. However, this donation type must be set for a period of five years, and requires a notary or a written agreement between you and our foundation. On the website of the Dutch Tax Service (‘Belastingdienst’), you can download the form ‘periodieke gift in geld’. You can also arrange to have the payment done automatically by downloading the form ‘betalingsvolmacht’. You also have the option to increase your ANBI donation by 25%.

 

Sample calculation for a one-off donation to a cultural ANBI

Your threshold income is your collective income (from the three boxes) minus your deductions and personal allowances (e.g. alimony, child support, specific healthcare costs).

If your (collective) threshold income is €35,000 then your minimum donation threshold (the amount that is not deductible) is 1% of your threshold income – in this case €350. Also, you can only deduct a maximum of 10% of your threshold income – in this example that would be €3,500. With a donation to a cultural ANBI, you can increase the deductible by 25% (to a maximum of €1250).

With this threshold income, if you make a one-off donation of €1000 (€1000 + 25%: €250) then €1250 minus the €350 threshold –> €900 tax deductible.

With this threshold income, if you make a one-off donation of €500 (€500 + 25%: €125) then €625 minus the €350 threshold –> €275 tax deductible.

 

Sample calculation for a periodical donation to a cultural ANBI

If you made an annual periodical donation (for a period of five years) of €1000, then you can deduct (€1000 + 25%: €250) €1250 from your taxes. If you made an annual donation of €5000 (€5000 + 25%: €1250), then you can deduct €6250 from your taxes.

You can find more (Dutch-only) information at www.belastingdenst.nl/giften


Become a member

You can structurally support us by becoming a member from €15/year – which works out to less than €1.25/month. As a member, you get unlimited and ad-free access to MuseumTV. You will also become part of the MuseumTV Friends Community. If you already have a free account, this can be directly switched into a MuseumTV Friends Membership.

Become a member

One-off donation

You can also support us with a single donation – and thereby joining in our mission to make art and culture accessible for everyone. Since we are now recognised as a ‘Public Benefit Organisation’ (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling, ANBI), your donation is tax deductible. Below you can read about claiming your donations on your Dutch tax returns.

One-off donation