How acquisition decisions are made
As you may imagine, we cannot accept all items offered to us. Every potential acquisition needs to fit into our published collecting policy and be investigated in order to establish that the acquisition is both legal and ethical. Potential acquisitions are discussed at a monthly Collection Development Committee. Detailed information about the object, an account of how you acquired it and a photograph are usually sufficient for the committee to make its decision.
Thank you for your offer.
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Collections and Loans Registrar, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
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Please provide a description, materials, size, why you think the object is important etc.
How did you acquire it? Where from? How long have you had it? Do you know anything about the object’s history before you acquired it? *