MUSEUM
SERVICES

During our over-100-year history, M.S. Rau has developed expertise in working with museums and other non-profit institutions as a partner in fine and decorative art. Our experienced team of sales, marketing and research professionals are available to assist arts organizations of all sizes, from international museums to historical societies, libraries and associations of arts professionals. We are proud to offer a number of services outlined below. 

The Strongest Antiques
Guarantee In The World!

At M.S. Rau we are committed to building a long-term, rewarding relationship with each and every client. When you buy antiques from M.S. Rau you can do so with complete confidence. We are so confident that our antiques are some of the finest in the world, we back each piece we sell with a 125% guarantee. Any antique you buy from M.S. Rau can be returned by you, in the same condition as when you purchased it, for full credit on any like kind item(s) in our gallery, catalog or website at the marked retail price, including 5% appreciation annually for up to five years following the sale.* That's a guaranteed 25% appreciation in value on any antique you purchase from M.S. Rau. We believe this is the strongest guarantee offered by any antique store in the world.

*Guarantee applicable to in-store exchange only. The guarantee is not transferable and only applies and is personal to the actual purchaser. Appreciation accrues at a rate of 5 percent per full year for up to five years only on each anniversary date from the date of the final payment. Interest is applied on the yearly anniversary date of the final payment of original purchase and is not prorated. Guarantee applies to antiques sold by M.S. Rau, L.L.C. (formerly M.S. Rau, Inc.) and does not include  items traded back to M.S. Rau L.L.C., non-antique items carried by M.S. Rau, L.L.C. (formerly M.S. Rau, Inc.),"special orders" not from M.S. Rau Antiques' inventory or items offered for sale since date of purchase. Store credits cannot be transferred or assigned. Guarantee effective for purchases made after July 19, 1997.

The Guarantee and any associated items exchanged are subject to any changes to comply with federal and state laws and regulations, including those relating to domestic and international bans.

MUSEUM

SERVICES

125%

Loans and Exhibition Requests
In addition to the extensive collection of expertly vetted, museum-quality fine art currently in our collection, we have a large network of clients from whom we can request works on loan on your behalf. We would be happy to work with your institution to find appropriate objects or artwork for your next exhibition. Our staff curators have years of experience facilitating loans, and we can help ensure the loan process is a smooth one.

Assistance with Selling
 Operating under the utmost discretion, M.S. Rau can assist you should a de-acquisition should it be necessary. If your institution is looking to sell artworks or objects, we are pleased to assist you in placing these items.

Special Events
 M.S. Rau is happy to host institutional professionals, as well as your donors and Board of Directors, at our New Orleans gallery in the heart of the historic French Quarter. Please call the gallery for more details.

Catalog Subscription
M.S. Rau publishes full-color catalogs four times a year, along with two special edition catalogs. We are pleased to offer a free catalog subscription for most qualified non-profit institutions. Please call or email the gallery for more details.

Past Museum Partners
Past museum partners include the Musee d’Orsay, the Barnes Foundation, the Galleria dell'Accademia, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Dallas Museum of Art, among others around the globe.

Edouard Manet, Portrait of Berthe Morisot

Acquisitions
Our staff can work closely with you and your museum board to help ease the purchasing process for items that fulfill your acquisition priorities. Our extensive worldwide network allows us to locate and source works that match the needs and budget of your institution.

Loans and Exhibition Requests
 In addition to the extensive collection of expertly vetted, museum-quality fine art currently in our collection, we have a large network of clients from whom we can request works on loan on your behalf. We would be happy to work with your institution to find appropriate objects or artwork for your next exhibition. Our staff curators have years of experience facilitating loans, and we can help ensure the loan process is a smooth one.

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During our over-100-year history, M.S. Rau has developed expertise in working with museums and other non-profit institutions
as a partner in fine and decorative art. Our experienced team of sales, marketing and research professionals are available to assist arts organizations of all sizes, from international museums to historical societies, libraries and associations of arts professionals. We are proud to offer a number of services outlined below.

Loans and Exhibition Requests
In addition to the extensive collection of expertly vetted, museum-quality fine art currently in our collection, we have a large network of clients from whom we can request works on loan on your behalf. We would be happy to work with your institution to find appropriate objects or artwork for your next exhibition. Our staff curators have years of experience facilitating loans, and we can help ensure the loan process is a smooth one.


Acquisitions
 
Our staff can work closely with you and your museum board to help ease the purchasing process for items that fulfill your acquisition priorities. Our extensive worldwide network allows us to locate and source works that match the needs and budget of your institution.

Assistance with Selling
 Operating under the utmost discretion, M.S. Rau can assist you should a de-acquisition should it be necessary. If your institution is looking to sell artworks or objects, we are pleased to assist you in placing these items.

Special Events
 M.S. Rau is happy to host institutional professionals, as well as your donors and Board of Directors, at our New Orleans gallery in the heart of the historic French Quarter. Please call the gallery for more details.

Catalog Subscription
M.S. Rau publishes full-color catalogs four times a year, along with two special edition catalogs. We are pleased to offer a free catalog subscription for most qualified non-profit institutions. Please call or email the gallery for more details.

Past Museum Partners
Past museum partners include the Musee d’Orsay, the Barnes Foundation, the Galleria dell'Accademia, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Dallas Museum of Art, among others around the globe.

Discover the Fine Art Collection