Founded by museum veterans to bring philanthropic giving into the digital age

About Us

Museum Exchange is the first digital platform for art donations, enabling collectors to donate works of art to museums across North America. The end-to-end platform provides collectors unprecedented choice, ease, and impact in their philanthropic giving, while allowing museums to expand and diversify their donor base and collections. The company's mission is to unlock philanthropy nationwide, simplify the donation process, and help bring under-recognized artists to the public's attention.

Museum Exchange is the vision of New York gallerist John Post Lee.

Leadership
Team

Michael Darling

Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer

Michael Darling joined the Museum Exchange in March 2021 after 10 years as the James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Previously, he served as the Jon and Mary Shirley Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum and Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Darling received a BA in Art History from Stanford University and an MA and PhD in Art and Architectural History from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

David Moos

Co-Founder

David Moos is the principal of David Moos Art Advisory, a boutique firm that works closely with private individuals to assemble collections of lasting significance. Previously, he served as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Moos received a BA in Art History from McGill University and an MA and PhD in Art History from Columbia University.

Robert Wainstein

Co-Founder

Robert Wainstein is a partner at David Moos Art Advisory. Previously, he held various curatorial positions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; MASS MoCA, North Adams; and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Wainstein received a BA in Art History and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Art History from Williams College.