Donating Objects to the Museum
The Museum is always happy to consider donations that will enhance the breadth and depth of its collections. We look forward to meeting prospective donors and adding wonderful objects. The following steps will guide you through our collection procedures:
- Accumulate as much information as possible about your planned donation. For example: maker, age, condition, history of ownership (provenance), etc. If possible, take clear and detailed photographs.
- Please contact the Museum Director, either via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Museum Director will discuss your donation with the Museum Curator and chairman of Tanteri Foundation. The Museum Director will then contact the donor regarding the status of their proposed donation.
- If an object is approved by the Museum staff for accession, it is presented to the Board Museum Collection Committee for approval.
- If approved for accession, the Museum Director will contact the donor to arrange for the transfer of the donation to the museum and will provide the donor with a signed Certificate of Gift form transferring legal title to the museum.
If not accepted, the proposed donation will be returned to the donor or otherwise disposed of in accordance with the donor's wishes. Limited storage space, duplication of objects in the collection, and the condition of the offered piece affect our decision to accept an object.
Please do not drop off or mail objects without first contacting the museum - we want to make sure that your potential gift is properly identified and cared for.