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Artifact Donation

Artifacts, memorabilia, and objects of historical significance

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum accepts donations of objects and archival materials that are of particular significance to the history of World War II, aviation and spaceflight. While we appreciate the personal value placed on these items, we must give special consideration to such gifts before we can accept them to ensure they meet our specific collection goals and rationale.

The Museum has identified significant environmental deficiencies and space constraints in our collection storage areas. We are exploring options to correct those deficiencies and provide suitable space for our collection to continue to grow.

In the meantime, we are currently seeking active artifact donations for our WAC, WAVES, WASPS exhibit.

Dedicated to the women who volunteered for service in World War II, this exhibit will highlight the women who signed up to serve in the Army, Navy, and Air Force, as well as women who signed up to serve in the Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army Nurse Corps, and Navy Nurse Corps. In order to fully tell their stories, and showcase who they were while wearing the uniform, we are now accepting donated artifacts to be featured in this exhibit, as well as any personal stories about these amazing women.

In determining whether items should be acquired, we use the following criteria:

  • The object is consistent with the Museum’s goals.
  • It is be appropriate for exhibition purposes and proves useful as an educational tool within an exhibit.
  • The object was associated with a notable, historical event related to World War II, the history of aviation, or spaceflight, or depict such an event.
  • The object was owned by, associated with or created by a notable person associated with World War II, the history of aviation, or spaceflight.
  • The object has significant intrinsic value because it is the best of its type or one of a kind.
  • The object will contribute to research and scholarship in disciplines related to World War II, the history of aviation, or spaceflight.
  • The object represents a technological innovation or invention associated with World War II, the history of aviation, or spaceflight.

Please consult our curatorial staff using the form below if you have questions about the donation of artifacts, memorabilia, and other objects of historical significance.

Artifact Donation

 

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which is dependent on its members, volunteers, and donors for support. Artifact donations are tax-deductible as permitted by law.

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