ARTIFACT INQUIRY FORM
As part of the ongoing planning of the Museum of Capitalism, we work with individuals and communities to identify and catalog artifacts that may become elements of our exhibitions and related programming. We rely on the generosity of individuals and communities to help us build an archive which reflects and interprets the experience of capitalism.
As a non-collecting institution, the Museum of Capitalism maintains a set of relationships with partner curators, rather than a set of objects in a space. Also, museum curators understand that many artifacts of capitalism have either already disappeared, are slowly vanishing, or are too large in size or distributed in scope to be represented with a single, tangible object. Therefore, we also seek to catalog experiences of artifacts that may no longer be in the donor’s possession or may be impractical or impossible to physically move.
Artifacts may be printed materials, three-dimensional objects, or entire collections, and may consist of documents, correspondence, diaries, clothing, uniforms, and textiles, photographs and moving images, advertisements, trade publications and promotional materials, currencies, receipts, and other elements of consumer exchange, and samples of raw materials, finished products, or fragments of capitalist production. You can also submit things that aren’t single objects, like specific places or events, or even more abstract things like feelings.
Use the form below to suggest an artifact.
Museum of Capitalism
1675 7th Street #24738
Oakland, CA 94623