Each artifact added to our collection follows the same journey when it arrives at the Hall of Fame.
First, an acquisitions committee decides whether or not the item is a good fit for our collection. They make their decision by considering our conservation resources, our collections mandate and the ability to display the item.
Next, the donor completes a gift agreement that legally deeds the artifact to the Hall of Fame.
The artifact must then be catalogued, with a complete record, including photographs, uploaded to our database and made available to the public online. Each artifact has a story to tell! It is assigned a number and a storage location. It is then prepared for either storage or display, but, either way, it is monitored regularly with scheduled checks and inventories.