It is due to the continued generosity of our supporters that the Museum collection continues to grow.
Thank you for thinking of donating an object to our collection. We have always benefitted greatly from donations by the Museum’s many friends and supporters. Offers to fill gaps in our collection are always welcome, and we collect in the areas of; rowing, the River Thames, The Wind in the Willows, Henley on Thames and the Modern British artist John Piper.
Donated objects are recorded, preserved and cared for to the highest standards. However, this comes at a high cost, forcing us to be selective about what we can now accept into our care. Any new donations must represent a meaningful addition to the collection.
Although we are not currently actively collecting (except in exceptional circumstances), we would be very grateful if you could still send us the following information about your donation, as well as your contact details, to firstname.lastname@example.org for us to keep on file. We will be in touch once we are in a position to consider your offer:
• Description of the object: Please provide a brief description including; what it is, its date (if known), who made it, any markings/annotations, its current condition and size in centimetres (height x width x depth).
A photograph would be really helpful.
• How did you acquire the object? Where did it come from, previous owners of the object (if known) and please confirm that you are the current owner of the object (if you are not, please tell us who the current owner is).
• Object History: Any personal stories associated with the object(s), e.g. how it was used or people/organisations connected with it.
• Any other relevant information – please attach any supporting documents which you feel would be helpful.
We are most grateful for your offer and for thinking of us.