Artifact Donations "*" indicates required fields Step 1 of 8 12% A temporary moratorium has been implemented on donations to the Guelph Civic Museum collection. This will allow us to improve accessibility, strengthen existing resources, and assess current and future needs of the collection.A collecting moratorium is a temporary period during which the museum will stop accepting items for the collection. This moratorium at the Guelph Civic Museum is effective November 1, 2022. During this period, we will not accept unsolicited artifacts into the Museum.While we are not currently accepting artifact donations, we would like to know about the objects or archival documents you are considering for donation. Please complete this form and we will follow up with you once the moratorium is lifted in the New Year. If you have any questions about the donation process or experience any challenges with this form, please contact our Curatorial team at [email protected] Guelph Museums collects artifacts that tell stories about Guelph’s historical past and present-day lived experiences. Artifacts are used for documentation, preservation, research, exhibition, and interpretation in benefit to the broad communityWe collect objects and photographs, as well as print, audio-visual and digital material. We aim to acquire artifacts that are complete and in good condition with a well-documented history of use and ownership. There are three focused collections at Guelph Museums:1. Guelph Civic Museum Collection (including Locomotive 6167) The Civic Museum brings Guelph’s regional narratives, past and present, to life. Locomotive 6167 is one of 203 “Northern” locomotives used by Canadian National Railways during the Second World War and for special excursion trips throughout Ontario. 2. McCrae House Collection McCrae House is a National Historic Site and the birthplace of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae (1872-1918), the First World War doctor, soldier and poet who penned “In Flanders Fields."3. Rapid Response Collecting People and communities in Guelph and around the world are living moments in local, national and international history, including the COVID-19 pandemic and initiatives in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Rapid Response Collecting aims to preserve the stories, experiences and activism of Guelph individuals, families, and communities in crises together.Please use this form to submit artifacts to any/all of the collections at Guelph Museums. The Collections Committee assesses all artifacts offered to the Guelph Museums. The Committee is looking for artifacts that help the Museum to tell stories about Guelph: the people and communities, places and events, businesses and organizations, both in the past and the present.This form asks a number of questions about you and your donation. Your answers help the Committee to understand the stories that your artifacts tell. The more details you are able to share will strengthen your donation offer.This form takes about 15 minutes to fill out. If you have any questions about the donation process or experience any challenges with this form, please contact our Curatorial team at [email protected] Please Enter Your Name* First Last Email PhoneAre you a Guelph resident?* Yes No Address Street Address Address Line 2 City AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorNorthwest TerritoriesNova ScotiaNunavutOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewanYukon Province Postal Code Donation Information - Physical ArtifactsDoes your donation include physical artifacts?* Yes No Physical artifacts could include three-dimensional objects, photographic prints, artworks, books or archival documentation.How many individual objects does your donation include?*Please enter a number from 0 to 999.Describe the objects in detail, including approximate measurements if you know them.*What condition are your object(s) in?*Do you know when these object(s) were made? Are you the owner of the objects?* Yes No Who owns the object(s)?*Guelph Museums can only accept artifacts from the person who legally owns them. Please tell us who owns the artifacts and how to contact them. First Name Last Name Email PhoneThe Collection Committee reviews all artifacts offered to Guelph Museums. Photographs of the objects will help the Committee to understand what you are offering. Quick snapshots taken with a cell phone are fine. Images of Donation Items*Do you have photographs of the object(s) to share? Yes, I have 1-5 photographs of my items No, I don't have any photographs of my items Upload 1-5 Photographs HereMax. file size: 40 MB. Donation Information - Digital ArtifactsDoes your donation include digital artifacts?* Yes No Digital items could include PDF files, Word Documents, MP4 files, TIFF files and any other items which only exit as digital files.How many indivdual files are you offering for donation?*Please describe your donation offer in detail.*What equipment or software was used to capture, create, and/or edit the digital files?What file formats are the digital files in?*Common file types include PDF, TIFF, RAW, and MP4.The Collection Committee reviews all artifacts offered to Guelph Museums. Please upload the digital files for the Committee to review.If the Committee accepts your donation, are the uploaded files the highest quality available?* Yes, these are the best quality files No, I have better quality files I am not uploading any files right now Upload Files Here Drop files here or Select files Max. file size: 40 MB. Are you the sole owner or creator of these digital files?* Yes No Who created or owns these digital files?The museum can only accept artifacts from the person who legally owns them. Please tell us who owns the digital files and how to contact them. The Collections Committee reviews all artifacts offered to Guelph Museums.The Committee is looking for artifacts that help the Museum to tell stories about Guelph: the people and communities, places and events, businesses and organizations, both in the past and the present.These questions will help us to understand the stories your artifacts represent. Artifacts that tell a strong story are often good candidates for the collection. Please answer with as much detail as you can. Do your artifacts remind you of specific people or communities in Guelph? Yes, my donation tells the story of specific people No, my donation does not tell the story of specific people Tell us about the people or communitiesWho do the artifacts remind you of? Include full names if you can. Do you know any key dates in their lives (birth date, personal events, death date)? Why are these people or communities important to you?Do your items remind you of a specific place or event in Guelph? Yes, these items remind me of a specific place or event No, these items do not remind me of a specific place or event Tell us about the place or eventWhat place or event do these items remind you of? Do you remember when or where it happened? How did the place or event shape our understanding of Guelph today?Do your artifacts remind you of a specific business or organization in Guelph? Yes, the artifacts remind me of a specific business or organization No, the artifacts do not remind me of a specific business or organization Tell us about the business or organizationWhat business or organization do these artifacts remind you of? Why is it important for us to remember?Are there any more details about your donation items that we should know?