Our highest priority
In 50 countries across six continents, the Museum is aggressively collecting evidence of the Holocaust before it is too late—before fragile documents and artifacts disintegrate and while those who can bear witness are still able to do so. The Museum collection is the foundation for ensuring the permanence of Holocaust remembrance, research, and education. With the rise of Holocaust denial, the power and authenticity of our collection assumes ever greater urgency.
- The Museum collection is expected to double in size over the next decade. Since 1990, the Museum has leased space for its collection but at the current rate of acquisition we will run out of space in less than five years. With at least 80,000 square feet, the Shapell Center incorporates planned expansion for the collection's growth.
As the collection grows, so do the challenges to conserve it and prevent further deterioration of objects that were never meant to become part of a museum collection.
A State-of-the-Art Center
- The Shapell Center is being designed with highly specialized laboratories, equipment, and climate-controlled environments required to preserve the wide variety of media and artifacts in the Museum’s vast collection. The Museum is a world leader in the preservation of perishable artifacts.
- The Shapell Center will serve as a vital hub of activity supporting acquisition, preservation, access, and educational use of the collection.
Please join this historic effort to build a permanent home for our nation’s official collection of Holocaust documentation.
Naming opportunities are available starting at $75,000. Your generosity will be prominently recognized at the Shapell Center, in the Museum on our donor walls, and on our website.
Gifts of $1,000,000 and above will be recognized as part of a special Collections and Conservation Center display to provide our close to two million annual visitors with a greater understanding of the collection’s significance in safeguarding truth forever.
For more information, please contact Allison Lurey, Campaign Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.