The Collection

The Smithsonian has launched its Open Access Initiative. Images of objects from the NMAAHC collection are now available to view, download, and share through a CC0 license.​

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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.

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