How are proffered materials reviewed by the museum?
Proffered donations are reviewed by the museum's Acquisition Committee, which consists of staff members from the museum's Museum Services division, as well as a Naperville Heritage Society Board appointed member, and the President & CEO and Chairman of the Board, all of whom are knowledgeable about the museum's collection holdings. The Committee's decision is guided by the criteria specified in the collecting scope, but also considers proffered materials with respect to condition, duplication to current holdings, as well as the required resources to properly store and care for the object in perpetuity. The sensitive nature of certain materials and objects or ownership and copyright issues may also determine the ability to collect them. Each item is decided upon by majority vote.

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1. How do I donate an artifact?
2. What does the Naperville Heritage Society collect?
3. What happens after I contact the Registrar?
4. How are proffered materials reviewed by the museum?
5. How long will it take for the museum to review my donation?
6. Will the Naperville Heritage Society provide an appraisal for my donation?
7. Can I take a tax deduction for my donation?
8. Will the Naperville Heritage Society exhibit my donated items?
9. If I donate materials to the Naperville Heritage Society (NHS), will they be returned upon my request?
10. If the museum will not accept my item as a donation, will they accept it as a long-term loan?