Object Donation

The International Spy Museum is collecting espionage and intelligence related objects, historical documents, and photographs. The Museum preserves these historical materials to share with the public and future generations through exhibitions and research.

Due to the volume of offers we cannot accept materials without prior communication and approval. If you have artifacts or documents that you believe would complement the Museum's collection, please go to our Object Inquiry Form to make a formal offer. Don't worry--completing the form does not obligate you. Museum staff will review all submissions and respond within two weeks. 

Remember, the more information you can tell us about the object(s), the better! Your donation will be evaluated by SPY’s Collections Committee, and we may follow up with additional questions. If your proposed donation fits the criteria of the Museum’s Collections Plan and Mission, it will be recommended for consideration to the Museum’s Collections Committee. Upon review by the Committee, you will be contacted regarding next steps.

PLEASE NOTE: The International Spy Museum cannot accept unsolicited donations through the mail or in person without prior acknowledgement and approval by Museum staff. The Museum reserves the right to dispose of unsolicited items. The International Spy Museum is unable to answer queries regarding the authentication and appraisal of artifacts.