What happens to donations accepted by the museum?
Donated items assessed as significant will be registered as part of the State Collection. Under the terms of a Gift Agreement these donations become the property of Queensland Museum.
In return, the Museum ensures the long term preservation of your donation by:
- Creating a record of the objects, including photographs, on the Museum database.
- Providing conservation treatment where required
- Packaging and storing the materials according to Museum standards.
- Maintaining your donation in the Collection Store
- Limiting access to items in the state collection to maintain long term preservation.
Donated materials that are part of the State Collection may be:
- Publicly shown in exhibitions and displays occasionally.
- Researched by Museum curators and university researchers to contribute to our understanding of Queensland history, society, culture and environment.
- Borrowed under standard Museum loan procedures.
- Viewed in the Collection Store by prior arrangement with the relevant Program Head.