Henry Francis du Pont Collectors Circle

Founded in 1984, Collectors Circle enhances Winterthur’s continuing success by funding important additions to the collection and supporting the museum’s academic work of conservation, exhibition development, and curatorial research. Donors’ gifts of significant objects from their own collections also provide crucial assistance.

Winterthur recognizes Collectors Circle donors by providing special opportunities, including access to curators, invitations for exclusive domestic and international travel programs, and participation in Winterthur Weekends.

Designed for those with a passion for decorative arts and design, Collectors Circle provides its donors with opportunities to develop these unique interests and to meet others who share them.

Collectors Circle Exclusive Experiences:

  • Opportunities for domestic and international travel led by curators and senior staff members
  • Private tours with curators, conservators, and guide specialists through the collection
  • Invitations to intimate donor events, receptions, and gatherings, including Collectors Circle Weekend
  • Recognition on annual giving lists
  • The chance to meet and learn with fellow collectors
  • Annual contribution is fully tax-deductible
  • Free admission to the museum and garden, and private tour opportunities
  • 10% discount in Winterthur’s stores and restaurants

Donor Levels

Ambassador: $2,500 - $4,999
All of the benefits of Collectors Circle, including special events and seminars, the Collectors Circle Weekend, and the opportunity to participate in travel programs. Includes prominent listing in Winterthur’s Honor Roll of Donors

Curator: $5,000 - $7,499
All of the benefits of Collectors Circle at the Ambassador level, plus consultations with Winterthur experts regarding personal collections and the ability to invite a guest to Collectors Circle Weekend

Founder: $7,500 - $9,999
All of the benefits of Collectors Circle at the Curator level, plus an invitation to a reception with the Director at Chandler Farm during Collectors Circle Weekend

Director Level: $10,000 - $24,999
All of the benefits of Collectors Circle at the Founder level, plus an opportunity for a tour of the Winterthur Collections with the Director and subsequent cocktails at Chandler Farm

Chairman Level: $25,000 +
All of the benefits of Collectors Circle at the Director level, plus the opportunity to schedule a private dinner for you and six guests with the Director at Chandler Farm


For more information, please contact the Collectors Circle office at 302.888.4878 or contributions@winterthur.org.

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