CRA’s document “Gifts and Income Tax” (P113(E) Rev. 09) is helpful for Canadian charities understanding what is a “gift” that can be receipted.  The document is located at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/p113/p113-e.html Here is an excerpt dealing with gifts of cultural property.

“Gifts of certified cultural property
Special incentives have been put in place to encourage Canadians to keep in Canada cultural property that is of outstanding significance and national importance. Under the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, people can donate this type of property to Canadian institutions and public authorities that have been designated by the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
You can claim a tax credit based on the eligible amount of gifts of certified cultural property. The eligible amount of your gift is calculated based on the fair market value (FMV) of the property, as determined by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (CCPERB).
The FMV of the donated property, as determined or redetermined by the CCPERB, will apply for a 24-month period after the last determination or redetermination. If you make a gift of the property within that 24-month period, it is the last determined or re-determined FMV that you use to calculate the eligible amount of the gift, whether you claim the gift as a gift of cultural property or as an ordinary charitable gift.
Your claim for a gift of certified cultural property is not limited to a percentage of your net income.
If you donate cultural property, certified by the CCPERB, to a designated institution or a public authority, the CCPERB will issue you Form T871, Cultural Property Income Tax Certificate, indicating the FMV of the gifted property. Attach this certificate to your income tax return. Enter the eligible amount of the gift of certified cultural property on line 342 of Schedule 9, Donations and Gifts.
You do not have to report, or pay tax on, any capital gain that you realize when you donate certified cultural property to a designated institution or a public authority. You can, however, deduct capital losses within specified limits. For more information, see Guide T4037, Capital Gains.
For more information on the certification of cultural property donations, see the section “The Cultural Property Export and Import Act”.”