Supporting the museum, becoming a patron of culture!

What does being a museum’s patron entail?


Whether for companies or individuals, becoming a patron means taking on a social and civic responsibility. Each, in their own way, can thus play a part in promoting and preserving the arts.

In order to continue its renovations, carry on its ambitious events policy, improve the conditions of artworks, better communicate on its activities or finance ethnological research linked to the immaterial cultural heritage of archery, the Archery and Valois Museum is looking for additional resources. Indeed, it invites economic actors and decision makers, as well as individuals aware of questions of promoting cultural heritage, to start a patronage.


By supporting the Archery and Valois Museum’s projects, the patron shows his /her attachment to a one-of-a-kind museum, with the “Museum of France” label, dedicated to archery, which commitment to the archers community and also to the Valois region has contributed, since its creation in 1949, to make it a place of shared cultures, meetings and internationally recognized exchanges. As a result, the patron durably associates his/her image with an emblematic place of the town of Crépy-en-Valois and its region. 


How can one contribute?


The law n° 2203-709 passed on August 1, 2003, also called the Aillagon law, lists three types of possible actions:

  • Financial sponsorship: the most famous and most common. Example: participating in financing the location’s accessibility.
  • Sponsorship in kind: gifting a good, a merchandise, a service. Example: gifting cases to modernize the presentation of the collections.
  • Skill-based sponsorship: a company offers, in a specific context, a free transfer of skills for a project of general interest, by providing volunteer staff during their work time. It can also be a voluntary action from an individual. Examples: participating in a building’s renovation for an artisan or in the creation of an website for a developer.


What are the advantages of becoming a patron?


Regardless of your profile, patronage is a “win-win” operation.


Tax advantages for individuals: tax advantages: donations are deductible from income, up to 66% of their value, limited to 20% of taxable income.


Tax advantages for companies: tax advantages: corporate patronages can deduct 60% of the donation from taxes, the value of the donation cannot exceed 0,5% of their sales revenue, with the possibility to spread out the payments over 5 years in case the threshold is breached.


Advantages image-wise: patronage is an efficient way to communicate differently while supporting local cultural development, with the help of communication and public relations counterparts. Choosing patronage also means gaining in notoriety and stating the company’s values by offering it a new visibility.

Examples of counterparts: private tours, adding the logo of communication media, private events organized at the Museum.


Our main projects:

  • The architectural renovation of the castle
  • Restoring and expanding the collections
  • Improving the works’ conservation conditions
  • Financing the programing of events (exhibitions/shows/workshops)
  • Creating educational media for the permanent collection rooms
  • Supporting the communication strategy in order to promote the museum

The patron can let the museum decide which way to use his/her support, for one of the urgent aspects defined by the scientific team, or can decide him/herself what to support among a choice of several ongoing projects.


Our commitments:


By accepting your donations and gifts, the museum enters in a privileged and trusted relationship with you, on a medium or long term. To optimize the progress of the projects and to adapt to the patron’s expectations, regular meetings and visits on site are organized.