About Donating

Thank you for considering a donation to The Museum of Flight. The Museum’s collection is made up largely of artifacts donated by people like you, and we appreciate your desire to become involved in preserving aviation history.

To determine whether The Museum of Flight is the best fit for your object, we need to ask a few questions that will help the Collections staff to make a well-informed decision. Because of space and care requirements, we must consider every donation offer very carefully. The Museum will care for your object in perpetuity, so we need to be sure that we are the best new home for your donation. Please help us by answering and submitting the questions below as completely as you can.

Following your submission, the Collections staff will carefully consider your offer and research our existing collection. The offer will then go before a committee of other staff and board members. Due to the deliberate nature of the consideration process, it may take several weeks to reach a decision. Should we determine that The Museum of Flight is not an appropriate repository for your item, we will do our best to use any additional information you provide to help you find the right museum or institution to ensure the long-term care and appreciation of your donation.

NOTE: The museum will not be accepting any donations of library materials - books, magazines, journals, and manuals - from December 9, 2016 to April 3, 2017. If you have any questions or would like to inquire about donating library materials post April 3rd, please contact Collections staff at curator@musuemofflight.org or 206-764-5874.

Artifact Donation Form



Please describe the items and provide measurements for objects.
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What is the history of your materials and how do they relate to aviation history? Who owned them? Why were they important to them?




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