Donate Items and Collections

Sharing Your History with the Nation

The National Museum of African American History and Culture welcomes the opportunity to consider offers of collection donations. Due to the volume of offers we receive on a weekly basis, the Museum does not accept original materials without prior communication, review and approval from a Museum curator. Any unsolicited items sent to the Museum will be returned to the sender.

If you have historic materials or art that you believe would complement NMAAHC Collections, please use the form below to make a formal offer. Though the Museum staff reviews and responds to all submissions, we cannot always give these offers the prompt response they deserve. A staff member will do their best to review and respond to your offer once we’ve received it. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.

Tell Us About Your Item or Collection

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Background / Ownership
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