Would you like to contribute to enhancing this heritage for future generations? What is involved?
All proposals are carefully reviewed by scientific staff who assess their relevance in relation to what is already included in the collections. This procedure involves close cooperation between the French Lines team and the potential donor to determine the most appropriate solution for each donation proposed. If it is accepted, a donation letter will formalize your submission.
The items, works and documents included in the French Lines collections shall be endorsed as heritage items. They will then be patiently inventoried, described and photographed; and later stored and kept at the reserves in Le Havre. Some items may also undergo restoration. As they have an inalienable status, which means they cannot be sold, donations may be studied, exhibited and lent throughout France and abroad, alongside other countless objects and become part of an exceptional heritage collection.
Would you like to make a donation to French Lines and pass on a part of maritime history for the benefit of public interest?
Please get in touch!