Thank you for considering a donation to the museums of Crazy Horse Memorial. It is through such generosity that our collections continue to grow. We are always interested to hear more about any object you wish to donate to the Museum. The statement of purpose for the museum and the size of the collection under our care dictate stringent criteria for determining whether to accept new objects. In order to assist us with our review, please provide the following information:
● Your name, address, telephone number, and email address. ● Object description, including materials, date of manufacture and/or collection, and dimensions. ● Photograph of object. ● Information about prior treatments with preservative chemicals, such as mothballs or insecticides. ● A verifiable record of authenticity and provenance (history of ownership). The Museum will make every effort to ascertain that items offered are not stolen, wrongfully converted, or acquired under false pretenses. ● If the object incorporates any fish and wildlife components, information about the prospective donation must include permits or other documentation demonstrating that the object was collected, transported, exported, imported, acquired, transferred, and possessed in compliance with all United States and foreign laws. ● Items that fall under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) will not be considered ● Please do not leave objects with non museum staff or send unsolicited objects to the Museum.
Review Process, Timing, & Conditions
● The suitability of a potential acquisition will be considered based on the information provided. Our Acquisitions Committee meets quarterly to consider potential acquisitions. After the Executive Management Team receives the Committee's recommendation and has reached a final decision, you will be notified of the decision. ● We may be unable to accept your kind offer for a variety of reasons. Some objects may be more appropriate to or may be better used by another museum, in which case we will try to give you the names and contact details of museums that may be interested. ● All acquisitions are to be outright and unconditional and are irrevocable upon the formal and physical transfer to the Museum. ● Gifts to Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation are deductible from taxable income, in accordance with the provision of Federal income tax law. Federal law prevents the Museum from providing identification services or appraisal values for donated items. Donors are responsible for appraisals of value. Please contact the regional branch of the Appraisers Association of America or the American Society of Appraisers directly. The Museum is in no way affiliated with these organizations.