The Manitoba Museum is committed to preserving the human, natural and scientific heritage of Manitoba for present and future generations. Additions to the collection are regularly received through generous donations and bequests.
The Manitoba Museum recognizes that it has a responsibility to safeguard the collections entrusted in its care. It oversees the development of its collection in a strategic and sustainable manner. Staff members are guided in this task by the Museum’s Vision, Mission & Values and Museum Collection Policy and Operational Procedures.
Potential donations go through a formal approval process. They are first reviewed by a curator, who makes a recommendation to the Museum’s Collection Committee. The Committee meets regularly to review the curators’ recommendations. It considers a number of criteria such as the historic value of an item, its condition, and its relevance to the Museum’s mandate. When an offer is accepted, the donor transfers his/her ownership in the object to the Museum.
We appreciate your interest in preserving Manitoba’s human, natural and scientific heritage. Please consider making a monetary donation to accompany your object donation. This will help us provide the best level of care and storage for your donated item to ensure its preservation. For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions document. If you have more questions or have an artefact or specimen to donate, please contact:
Department of Collections and Conservation
To contact our Collections and Conservation department about donations, click here.