Donating to the Collections

Our diverse and extensive collections include more than a million objects dating from the 7th century BCE to today, including prints, rare books, drawings, plans, photographs, films, and holograms that all reflect the wide interests of the MIT community.

We seek items that document MIT and also engage, instruct, and inspire our audiences. Accessioning a new object means MIT is making a commitment to preserve this item in perpetuity. Therefore, we have guidelines for accessioning new work and invite you to complete the donation form to begin the process.

Pictured: The Bubble Machine, James Ossi, 1979.

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