The City of Virginia Beach builds its museum collection through gifts, transfers, and purchases by the Friends of the Virginia Beach Historic Houses. Additions to the collection are guided by a collections management policy that defines the scope of collections for each museum. Before any object is accessioned into the collection, consideration is given to its immediate and long-term conservation needs and suitability for exhibit.
To make an appointment to discuss a donation to the museums, please contact Anne Miller.
Museum staff cannot value, appraise or authenticate objects of any kind. Professional appraisers are available through the following organizations:
American Society of Appraisers
Appraisers Association of America
Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
Professional advice about the care and conservation of antiques is available through the referral system of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.