Registrar's Office FAQs

How do I proceed with making a donation to the Sam Noble Museum's collections?
Prospective donors should contact the collection staff of the appropriate museum department directly. If you do not know which department to contact, the registrar can put you in touch with the appropriate collection staff member.

Can I have my artifact appraised by a collection staff member at the Sam Noble Museum?
The museum is a nonprofit foundation and museum employees are prohibited from appraising the value of artifacts and specimens. Appraisals can be obtained from private dealers and auction houses. You can also try to find an appraiser through the American Society of Appraisers at