How do I donate objects, images, or documents to the College Park Aviation Museum?

If you have material that you believe would add to the museum’s collection, please use the Collection Donation Form to send a description of your proposed donation.

Please try to include a photograph and measurements of your object, image or document with your form. You are welcome to include any other information you think would be useful for our collections staff. You may submit your form online, by fax or mail, please see address above.  

Once received, your proposed donation will be reviewed by a collection staff member who will contact you within 90 days. If we are interested in accepting your donation, the Collections Staff will work with you on the next steps to incorporate your donation into the museum’s collection. During our staff Collection meeting your donation will be presented alongside a recommendation for acquisition. The Collection Committee, which meets every month (please note, regular reviews may be postponed when staff time is otherwise committed to the development of special exhibitions or special programs). 

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1. How do I donate objects, images, or documents to the College Park Aviation Museum?
2. Can I mail or drop off a donation?
3. How are potential donations reviewed?
4. How long does it take for the College Park Aviation Museum to review proposed donations?
5. Will the College Park Aviation Museum appraise my donation for its monetary value?
6. Will the College Park Aviation Museum exhibit the materials in my donation?
7. If I donate materials to the College Park Aviation Museum, will they be returned to me at my request?
8. Why Donate?