In the first instance please contact the Museum and speak to one of our curatorial staff about your gift. We'd prefer you didn't post or drop off works before an agreement is made on whether or not we can accept your donation.
We'll only accept works that you legally own. We cannot accept works that belong to someone else, have been stolen, or have been illegally exported from their country of origin or illegally removed from archaeological, historic or significant sites.
Once both parties have agreed to arrange a viewing, it can be considered by the Museum's Advisory Committee which meets every two months. If the committee agrees to proceed, an officer will be assigned to complete the donation process. As part of this process, we may contact you for further information.
The entire process can take several months, but the assigned officer will keep you informed.
There is no guarantee that we will be able to accept all works that are offered for donation.