Guidelines for Shipping Materials
In preparing your precious mementoes for shipment, we suggest that you take advance precaution particularly when shipping fragile, or breakable, objects. If you have access to a commercial shipping outlet, we strongly encourage you to consider taking advantage of their expertise. If you are preparing packages yourself, we suggest that extra care be taken by wrapping materials in tissue paper and bubble wrap, and placing a smaller box containing your items inside of a larger box, also layered with additional tissue or bubble wrap for added padding. These measures will help to provide appropriate protection during shipment, minimizing the risk of damage. You may also want to purchase shipping insurance for your materials.
The following three websites provide information about some of the better known packing and shipping service suppliers:
Please enclose this Memorial Exhibition Materials Deed of Gift form with any items and images you elect to send us. This form provides us with the information necessary to preserve your materials in our permanent archive and to include them in exhibitions, scholarly publications and educational programs. Please note that you will have the option of determining whether or not you are comfortable with extending use of your materials to commercial endeavors that the Museum might develop, such as books and commemorative products.
Once we have received and reviewed the materials, we will send you a signed copy of this form, for your records, and will include any materials that you have requested to be returned. Packages should be addressed to:
For additional information about filling out the form, please see our downloads page.
If you wish to solicit advice from the National September 11 Memorial and Museum staff about packing or shipping, or if you have any other questions, we welcome you to contact our collections manager: Amy McEwen, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 212-312-8787.