Will you keep my donation forever?
Collections staff periodically assess the Campbell Historical Museum's collection and may elect to deaccession (remove) select artifacts. Criteria for deaccessioning include materials that no longer serve the Museum's mission, duplicate other holdings, are hazardous, cannot be adequately stored or preserved, or the artifact's components have physically deteriorated with age and time. Deaccessioning requires approval by the Senior Museum Specialist and Collections Specialist, and is never undertaken lightly. Materials removed from the collection cannot be returned to donors, but may be transferred to other museums or sold to fund collections care.

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1. What kind of items is the Campbell Historical Museum collecting?
2. What items does the Museum not collect?
3. Why can't the Museum accept everything? Why weren't my items accepted?
4. Why and how is ownership of my donation formally transferred to the Museum?
5. What recognition do donors receive?
6. What about tax deductions?
7. Can you tell me how much something I own is worth?
8. Will you keep my donation forever?
9. Where and when will you display my donation?