Object Donations

Due to the relocation of the Gregg Museum and its collections beginning in the Spring of 2017, we are not currently able to physically accept items for donation consideration.  Please bring items that you wish to propose for donation to the attention of the staff so that we may consider their suitability for the collection and advise you on the estimated timeline for possible physical transfer. The Gregg anticipates that it will resume its regular gift process in late 2017. 


Donating an object for the Gregg’s permanent collection is a valuable way to support the museum. If you have an object or heirloom you believe might benefit our collection and are thinking about making a donation, please contact Mary Hauser at mehauser@ncsu.edu.

Donation criteria

We consider objects in several categories, especially:

  • Ceramics
  • Textiles
  • Fashion
  • Glass
  • Photography
  • Furniture
  • Folk and outsider art

We also consider works on paper, paintings, sculptures, metals, jewelry, ethnographic or tribal artifacts, and technical, architectural or scientific objects.

Unfortunately, we can’t accept objects automatically. In order to be considered by our collections committee, donations must first meet criteria based on:

  • Their condition
  • Their ability to enhance our collection
  • Our exhibition or educational needs
  • Our ability to handle and preserve them properly

We can’t provide monetary valuations for gifts of objects; by IRS regulation, arranging appraisals is the responsibility of the donor (objects valued at $5,000 and below do not normally require a professional appraisal).

We can provide a legal Deed of Gift for tax purposes for accepted donated items.

The Gregg Museum of Art & Design is always pleased to have art and artists brought to our attention. We occasionally select submitted works for temporary exhibition. Interested in submitting artwork for a temporary exhibition? Please read through the following information carefully before submitting any of your work for review. See our submission guidelines »