The Collection

Thanks to institutional support and generous donors, our collection of historical artifacts, documents, photography and media, now numbers close to 37,000.

Have an object to donate?

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, like all other Smithsonian museums, hopes to benefit from donations of historical artifacts, archival documents, and works of art. If you have an important item you believe the Museum should consider for its permanent collections, start by submitting our collections information form.

Need to use an image from our collection in your publication?