The ongoing planning of the Museum of Capitalism involves identifying the artifacts that will become key elements of our exhibitions. The Museum catalogs these historical materials and works with their owners to share them with the public and future generations through exhibitions and research.
The continued growth of the Museum of Capitalism’s programs depends to a great degree on generous donations from individuals, and we appreciate every offer that we receive. If you are considering offering a donation of objects to the Museum please consult the full guidelines on the Artifact Inquiry Form. Note that we are absolutely unable to provide appraisals or to identify or authenticate objects offered for donation.
Due to the volume of offers we cannot accept materials without prior communication and approval. If you have artifacts or documents that you believe would complement the Museum's collection, please use our Artifact Inquiry Form to make a formal offer. Completing the form does not obligate you to go through with donation.
Every suggested artifact is considered by museum curators for inclusion in our upcoming exhibitions, and contributors may be contacted for further details or to inquire about borrowing artifacts. The Museum also occasionally hosts Artifact Donation Events, where members of the community can bring artifacts for consideration and cataloging. Join our email list to find out about future events, or contact us to host an event in your community.
PLEASE NOTE: The Museum of Capitalism cannot accept unsolicited donations through the mail or in person without prior acknowledgement and approval by Museum staff. The Museum reserves the right to dispose of unsolicited items. The Museum of Capitalism is unable to answer queries regarding the authentication and appraisal of artifacts.
If you have questions regarding the donation process please do not hesitate to contact us.
To suggest an artifact, please use the Artifact Inquiry Form. To schedule an appointment during our in-person Artifact Drives, please use the scheduling form below.
Every image of the past that is not recognized by the present as one of its own concerns threatens to disappear irretrievably.
– Walter Benjamin
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