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Donating Objects

All donation proposals are first reviewed by the museum’s Collections Committee at the recommendation of the curators and the director. The Collections Committee meets quarterly to review donation proposals. To learn more about our object donation process, please contact the museum’s registrar.

Museum staff cannot provide object authentication or appraisal. Information about such appraisals, as well as information about caring for many kinds of objects, can be found on the Smithsonian Artifact Appraisal site or the Getty Research Institute’s Appraisals Research Guide.


Adriane Tafoya, Registrar/Collections Manager,
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
The University of Tennessee
1327 Circle Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-3200