Thank You for Your Submission

Thank you very much for submitting a Collection Information Form. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture needs various objects to continue developing the permanent national collection.  We appreciate your interest in preserving the legacy of African American history and culture for future generations.

Though the museum staff reviews and responds to all submissions, due to the number of offers we receive 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.

Regretfully, the museum cannot acquire all objects that are offered.  There are many reasons why we may not wish to acquire objects: we may already have collected similar items; our collecting needs may have changed as exhibition and collection plans evolve; we may have concerns about the condition or completeness of the objects.

Regretfully, the museum cannot acquire all objects that are offered.  There are many reasons why we may not wish to acquire objects: we may already have collected similar items; our collecting needs may have changed as exhibition and collection plans evolve; we may have concerns about the condition or completeness of the objects.

Learn about caring for your items at Save Our African American Treasures.

Thank you for your kind consideration and generous offer.

The NMAAHC Collections Team
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture