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Artifact Donation

Donations to Elverhøj’s artifact collections are considered in accordance with standards and guidelines supported by the American Alliance of Museums.

When a donation is offered, the Museum will ask the donor to complete a Temporary Artifact Receipt. This does not transfer ownership to Elverhøj but gives the Museum permission to consider the gift for the collection.

We evaluate items for donation based on three main criteria: connection to our mission; significant documentation and history for the artifact; and determining if the item is a duplicate of something in our existing collections. Not all items offered will be accepted. If accepted, the Museum staff will work with the donor to complete and sign a Deed of Gift. This transfers ownership of the item to Elverhøj and will complete the donation. All donations are unconditional and unrestricted gifts to the Museum.

To inquire, please contact our Lori McConnell, collections manager, at or 805-686-1211, ext. 102.

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