How long before I learn whether the museum wants to acquire my object?

Generally, the most time-consuming portion of the acquisition process is gathering information from the donor.
We may have to contact you several times before we have enough information for your object to be considered by the Collections Review Committee. Sometimes additional research into legal issues or consultation with outside curatorial experts is necessary as well. Once we have all of this information, your offer will be considered at a monthly meeting of our Collections Review Committee. After the committee’s recommendation has been reviewed by the director, we will contact you with a formal reply.

See also: GIVE