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Artifact Donations

Artifact Donations:

Battleship IOWA Museum Los Angeles collects items related to the service of ex-USS Iowa (BB-61).  Occasionally, the Museum Curator will accept donations that may be significant with a limited connection. For questions, please email our Museum Curator at

Thank you for interest in donating an artifact or item to the museum collection.

Currently, we are seeking items to add to the collection related to Battleship IOWA’s service as follows:

Iowa’s Wartime & Peacetime Service

Presidential service

Reserve Fleet Years

Artifacts and items accepted may include uniforms, clothing, bedding, linens, flags, medical items, printed materials, art, photographic mediums, military weaponry, models, and various military artifacts.

At the discretion of curator, additional items with significant historical impact may be accepted.

Unfortunately due to storage space, we are unable to accept all artifacts.  Additionally, there is no guarantee that the item may go on display.

Battleship IOWA Museum policy requires that only Museum Collection Staff accept items.  A receipt will be issued to you once the items are accepted.  Items that are left with volunteers or on the IOWA randomly, will be treated as abandoned property.  

If you would like to discuss the donation of an item, you may either call the Curator’s office at 877-446-9261, Ext. 713 or email If you are emailing us, please include a photo of the item.


Thank you for your support of the Battleship IOWA Museum!

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