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Building the Collection

In December 2016, the Museum welcomed its new David M. Rubenstein curator of philanthropy, Amanda Moniz, who is working to build the Museum’s history of philanthropy collections. Learn more about her collecting plans and work behind the scenes, plus a full roundup of blog posts about philanthropy.
 
To suggest an object or subject for collection, please email philcollections@si.edu.  
 
 
 
 

From Our Blog

A single-page, typed letter dated July 21, 2010 from David Rockefeller. It begins: "Philanthropists, at their best, try to address serious societal problems and occasionally come up with innovations that lead to enduring change. In the end, success requires much more than financial resources, although money is, of course, essential." It continues fora total of four paragraphs.
Two young girls look through the glass of a museum display to gaze at a blue bucket among other objects like a pair of boots or a bust of a man.
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