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Make a donation to the collection

Do you have a personal treasure, a family heirloom or a collection of objects, documents or recordings that you think should be part of the National Collection?

Donating an Artifact

Donating an Artifact

Do you have a personal treasure, a family heirloom or a collection of objects, documents or recordings that you think should be part of the National Collection?

The Canadian Museum of History regularly receives, through donations or bequests, objects that reflect our Canadian heritage.

Objects that are accepted to the National Collection may be eligible for a tax donation receipt. The rules about this tax receipt, as set out by the Canada Revenue Agency and managed by the Museum of History, help make donations financially valuable for the donor.

New acquisitions bring new perspectives to existing collections and to areas of research on an evolving Canadian society. The Museum of History collects objects in the areas of archaeology, ethnology, history and many forms of folklore and popular culture that are part of Canadian history. Our holdings are unparalleled anywhere in the world.

The value of an object is increased when more is known about it. Who made it? How was it used? How did it come to be in your possession? The answers to these types of questions are important in our decisions to accept objects. We also look at the condition of the object, whether or not we already have similar artifacts, or whether the object fits into one of the Museum’s fields of research. Therefore, please understand that we cannot accept all offers.

For further information, please contact:

Canadian Museum of History
Curatorial Services
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau QC K1A 0M8
Canada
acquisitions@historymuseum.ca