years AHT Members and the members of the public have contacted
us to offer interesting items relating to British airships,
whether they have a personal connection with the ships or
with one of the many bases around the country. We are grateful
for the wonderful items which have come forward and can be
shared with others through our website, or when we can put
on public display.
you wish to make a donation of a gift or an artefact to our
collection please be aware we will require a completed Acqusitions
and Transfer of Title Form completed.
So that we can accept
your dontation, we ask you to sign and agree to the Acquisition
and Transfer of Title Form.
We can only accept your
gift or donation without conditions. This means that your
gift or donation will become the Trusts property and
you and your family will not be able to claim the gift back.
In addition, we will not have to consult you about any use
we make of your gift or donation. This includes how it may
be displayed and whether it is sent to another organisation
such as an accredited museum. If, in exceptional circumstances,
we no longer require it, we will dispose of it in accordance
with the guidelines of the Museums Association, which favour
transfer to an accredited museum. It is not possible for the
Trust to guarantee that your gift will be put on permanent
public display but, when not on display, we will endeavour
to ensure that it is carefully stored and, where possible,
made available for research and education purposes.
For items or collections
being donated to the Airship Heritage Trust our Acqusition
and Retention Policy is as follows
The Airship Heritage Trustees,
and those authorised by them, will from time to time find
it necessary to collect, store, conserve and catalogue artifacts,
documents and books (items). These items may be acquired from
different source (bequests/wills, donations, purchase), to
be held temporarily or permanently by the Trust; but it will
be necessary to dispose of items under certain circumstances.
" Books - In principle,
the Trust should hold 3 x copies of Each Book 1 x Perfect
Copy for Collection, 2 x copies for Service Purposes (loans/research).
" Documents - An electronic copy should be made of all
documents of Historic Significance, and saved to the SharePoint
Site (TBC). The original document should then be returned
to its cover, and a decision made as to Preservation/Conservation.
" Films/videos - Should be assessed in light of digital
availability. A check should be made on the internet to see
if a complete digital copy is available. If not, the Film/Video
should be digitised using the MP4 format, and uploaded to
the Trust's SharePoint Library for preservation. The original
should then be considered for disposal (see non-routine disposal
" Photographs - A high quality scan of the image should
be taken, together with as much information regarding source/provenance,
attributions (primary or secondary) and a copy uploaded to
the Trust's SharePoint Library. The original should then be
considered for disposal (see non-routine disposal below)
Please refer to the full
Deaccessioning Policy Document regarding Deaccessioning /