Gifts of Objects

The Smithsonian is grateful to those who give items to our collections. The Smithsonian accepts the donation of an object only when an item truly complements the collection. Potential donations are given careful consideration by museum curators, administrators, and directors. The Smithsonian also considers whether we can properly care for an intended donation.

If you are interested in making the gift of an object to the Smithsonian, please call 202-633-1000 or email

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Digital Access

Online Collections

Online Collections
Thousands of rare and colorful letters, prints, and sketches of the Archives of American Art can be accessed online because of a farsighted foundation grant.

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