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To Donate Funds

Bank Name: Sterling Bank PLC
Account Name:Lagos Awosika Descendant Association
Account NO: 0065728658


Proposed donations are reviewed by a Committee knowledgeable in both the scope of the Museum’s Collection and issues associated with the preservation of museum artifacts.  We take into account the criteria specified in the Museum’s collecting policies and the Museum’s current collecting goals.  We consider the condition of the object and availability of Museum resources to properly display, store and care for proposed objects.

As we strive to maintain professional museum standards and strengthen our collections, we have adopted specific policies and procedures to manage and sustainably grow our collections of artifacts. If you have artifacts or documents that you believe would add to the collections, please contact any of the board of Trustees below or email to discuss the artifacts. All artifacts donations shall go through the following steps:

  • Contact the Museum and tell us what artifacts you have and any information you know about them.
  • Bring item to the Museum and fill out a temporary receipt form. Your signature gives the Museum permission to evaluate the artifact(s) for our collections. Ownership is not transferred at this time.
  • All donations are reviewed by a Committee and/or appropriate staff using specific criteria.
  • All objects accepted for the collections are listed on a Deed of Gift which requires the donor’s signature. The donor will receive one copy of the deed of gift and the Museum will keep one on file in our permanent donor files.
  • Once this form is signed, the donation is complete and unrestricted ownership of the artifact is transferred to the Museum. After this transfer, the artifact is cataloged into the Museum’s collection.

The object(s) will be evaluated and the potential donor contacted by the Curator regarding the status of the donation. If you choose to bring the proposed donation directly to the Museum, a temporary receipt must be filled out with the donor’s contact information, so the Museum may contact the donor regarding the status of the object.

On the temporary receipt form is a section where the donor can select whether he/she wants the donation returned if the Museum does not accept it or if the Museum is free to transfer or otherwise dispose of objects that are declined.  If the donor selects the return option, we make arrangements for the donor to pick up the donation.

The Museum does not purchase an artifact and has no regular funding for this purpose.

Due to insurance and liability issues as well as space constraints, loans to the Museum collections are only accepted when requested for a specific exhibit.

The Museum staff consults with trained conservators for this type of work. We are able to provide advice on how to care for objects within the home and can recommend resources for more information and archival supplies.  People who need an object repaired or conserved should speak with a professional conservator.

The Museum cannot guarantee that donated artifacts will be put on display. We may rotate objects within our permanent exhibit and in temporary exhibits as appropriate, but only a small percentage of the entire collection can be displayed at a given time. Long term exhibition can cause damage and can shorten the life of many types of artifacts. Donations that are not on display are well cared-for and used for research purposes.

The Museum cannot provide appraisals of the monetary value of artifacts proposed for donation or for any other reason. If an appraisal is desired, you may contact a professional licensed appraiser in your area.

Once an object is donated and a deed of gift is signed by the donor, the Museum becomes the legal owner of the artifact.  A donated artifact cannot be returned to the donor upon request.

The Museum is an educational/historicalpreservqtion institution that serves the public. The objects within our collections must support that goal and our overall mission. Most of the objects given to the Museum will remain in our collections for the rest of their lives. The Museum recognizes that retention of each and every object in a collection involves an ongoing expense.  The Museum may – after a cautious and detailed process and upon approval of the Board of Trustees – remove artifacts from the Permanent Collection through a process called deaccession.  Deaccessioning is a way to improve and strengthen collections by refining, upgrading and focusing them.

The Museum allows, within reason, the individual donors to include how they want the credit to read. For example, “Gift of Mr. ……” or “Donated in Memory of …….”


If you have artifacts or documents that you believe would add to the AWOSIKA Museum and Hall of Fame collection, please use the donation form website to accompany your donation.