Are you thinking about donating items to the museum's collections?
The museum has always relied on donations of objects that help us to preserve, reconstruct, explain, illustrate and interpret the experiences and lives of our fathers related to the period which they trod. This is a fundamental and indispensable necessity that allows us to transmit and renew this knowledge to history buffs, younger generation and schoolchildren who visit the museum more and more often.
The offers of donation are evaluated case by case basis in accordance with the guidelines set by the steering committee of the museum.
Other useful information are:
What is the history of the object or objects ?
- Where, when and who made it ?
- Who owned it ?
- For what and when is it used ?
- There are stories about this item ?
- What condition is the object in ?
- If possible, a photograph is appreciated that includes a ruler or a pen to give us a sense of proportion.
Things to consider before offering to make a donation:
- Discuss and share the donation with all family members.
- Once donated no item can be returned.
What the museum does:
- We collect material divided by collections: Rural Life, World War II, Ancient Memories. The collections and consequently the amount and type of exhibits, subject to the preservation of historic quality, are directly related to the available space. Although a part of these spaces is dedicated to the periodic rotation of objects from our warehouses sometimes it can happen that, after careful consideration of our curators, some offers of donation may be rejected.
- Within the types of collections are also welcome diaries, letters, photographs and films. In these cases donation also includes the consent to the study, publication in specific books and / or on the website of the museum on the understanding the citation of the source.
- Sending objects to the museum, after completion of the donation, is charged to the museum. Whenever possible we prefer to arrange a meeting at the museum where you can personally deliver donated items.
Obviously, subject to your consent, your reference will be added to the list of donors and benefactors of the museum.
What the museum does not :
- Ensure constant exposure and the digitization of all objects.
- Provide valuations for items.
- Accept prohibited items such as live ammunition.