The Army Museum’s collection has relied on donations of items relevant to Australia’s and Western Australia’s military history. As the museum’s curatorial department is only staffed by volunteers on a part-time basis, if you wish to donate any items it is essential that you contact the museum first by phone, letter or email and make an appointment prior to bringing any items in. You should leave your name and contact details plus a brief description of the item(s) you wish to donate.
When you contact us about any intending donation, please describe the object or objects you would like to donate. The more information you can provide, the easier it is for us to assess what you are offering. Useful information includes:
- What is the history of the object or objects?
- Where was it made? Who made it? When was it made?
- Who owned it?
- Who used it? When was it used?
- Are there any stories about this object?
- Do you know any stories about the people connected to the object?
- What condition is the object in?
The Museum does not:
- Guarantee the display of any item, but we are happy to arrange for donated material to be viewed by donors, their families and researchers, provided that sufficient prior notice is given.
- Provide valuations for items.
- Accept radioactive items or articles of live ammunition.
- Accept items on a “permanent loan” basis.
- Return items to donors once the Transfer of ownership agreement has been signed by the donor.