All museum donation and bequest offers must be submitted to MACS' Executive Director for review with the appropriate UAlberta Museums collection.
University of Alberta Museums (UAlberta Museums) may acquire objects for their collections through several ways including donation, bequest, purchase, transfer, exchange, and field collecting. All potential museum acquisitions involve careful consideration of the collection's Acquisition Strategy and require approval from the collection's Department Chair, MACS' Executive Director, and/or the Provost and Vice-President (Academic). UAlberta Museums must not acquire objects outside of their Acquisition Strategy.
Academic Curators must contact MACS for assistance in processing all museum acquisitions with the exception of field collecting. MACS acts as a liaison during the museum acquisition process between other institutions, the Office of Insurance and Risk Management, the Office of Advancement, the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and the Office of General Counsel. MACS assists in the completion of appraisals, donation agreements, and supporting documentation, and facilitates insurance updates and income tax receipt requests.