ARTIFACT DONATIONS AND LOANS.

The Institute for the Preservation of African American Music and Arts appreciates generous donations and loans of archival materials to share history and forward the mission of IPAMA. For information about the loan policy for both incoming and outgoing loans, call the collections department at (414) 466-1800.

Donations

Through generous donations and purchases, the IPAMA actively collects archival materials, books, photographs, clothing/textiles, audio visual materials, fine art and historic objects. The IPAMAs overall collection includes institutional history and educational objects and materials that are used in IPAMA programming.


Recent Acquisitions

The IPAMA actively collects archival materials, books, photographs, clothing/textiles, audio visual materials, fine art and historic objects. Selected recent acquisitions are below. To learn more about these items, contact the collections department at (414) 466-1800.


Loan Process

Incoming Loans. To initiate a loan to the IPAMA, lenders will be required to complete the IPAMAs loan agreement. The agreement details the loan time frame, loan value, care and handling responsibilities observed by the IPAMA as well as insurance coverage, shipping arrangements, lender's proof of ownership and reproductions and credit instructions. A thorough physical review of the object's condition will be performed by the collections team to determine stability for exhibition and/or program use. The IPAMA will not clean, restore or make any physical alterations without the written consent of the lender. Loans made to the IPAMA will be for a specified time period with renewal possibilities confirmed and agreed upon by both the IPAMA and lender. To prevent items from being stored at the IPAMAs expense, the IPAMA discourages long-term loans that are not actively being used. While the object is in the custody of the IPAMA, the lender agrees not to misrepresent or inflate the objects value nor use the IPAMA as an endorsement. For information about artifact donation or for the IPAMAs loan policy for both incoming and outgoing loans, call the collections department at (414)466-1800.