Artefact Donations


The National Air Force Museum of Canada is interested in collecting exceptional artefacts to enrich its holdings, as in accordance with its mandate. Therefore, all donated material should be Air Force related and historically significant to the evolution of Canadian military aviation.


Please do not send or bring your items to the Museum unless requested by the Museum to do so.

Walk-in donations will NOT be accepted. 

The National Air Force Museum requires that all potential donors complete an Intention to Donate form and submit it to the Assistant Curator for review.


All potential donors must provide an itemized listing, with a brief description of every item (e.g. title, timeline, provenance) and photographs of the items in order for Curatorial staff to assess the item(s) for potential donation.


Intention to donate Form – Download


Once a decision has been made, Curatorial staff will communicate with you to make further arrangements for donating in person or by mail.


If SENDING ITEM(S) BY MAIL: Please make sure your name is marked somewhere on the outside of the package with the Intention to Donate form enclosed. Packages sent to the Museum without prior consultation with and approval from the Curatorial Department cannot be considered for donation and will be returned to sender.


If DONATING ITEM(S) IN PERSON: Only pre-approved donations will be accepted by curatorial staff. Volunteers and other Museum staff cannot accept donations on behalf of the Curatorial Department. If you are interested in making a donation and will be donating your item(s) in person, please first contact the Assistant Curator to schedule an appointment.

If you have any additional questions or concerns relating to your donation please contact:


Please submit all completed Intention to Donate forms to:

Jennifer Dunn Assistant Curator

(613) 965-2511