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Museum and Art Gallery: Loans, Donations and Bequests

The Museum and Art Gallery gratefully accept loans, donations and bequests that conform to the service's 'acquisitions policy'.

Without the generous and thoughtful donations made by people over the years, the Museum would not have such a fine collection with which to support its aims of promoting lifelong learning, access, enjoyment and inspiration.

Unfortunately there are limitations to what we can accept, and these are laid out in our acquisitions policy.

The key issues are:

Provenance

We only collect material with a Kettering Borough provenance (origin) so that our collections remain relevant to local people.

Condition

We do not collect material that is in a particularly poor state of repair that would require significant sums invested in conservation of the objects.

Duplicates

We do not collect duplicates of mass produced items such as flat irons, television sets etc.


Size and storage space limitations

We have limited storage space for our reserve collections, which means we have to be very selective in what we accept.

If you think you have something that we might be interested in please contact us to discuss it further.

Often it is necessary to bring the items in to the Museum where you will be issued with a receipt while staff make a decision over whether to accept or decline the offer.



Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

Email: customerservices@kettering.gov.uk. Telephone: 01536 410333.

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