Historical Museum Donate Artifacts

Museum Acquisition Policy

The mission of the Museum is to collect, preserve, and promote historical artifacts as it relates to the history of the San Fernando Valley.

For those seeking to donate artifacts, the Museum follows a set of criteria in acquiring objects for its collection.

Old Picture of the Vannuys Hotel
  1. The object must have intrinsic value.
  2. The object must be consistent with and be relevant to the stated purpose, scope, and activities of the Museum.
  3. The Museum does not guarantee that the object will be on display.
  4. The object must be in good condition as evaluated by the museum curator.
  5. The object will be accepted only if the Museum is able to provide proper storage.
  6. The object must have a record of authenticity and provenance.
  7. The object must have a free and clear title.
  8. Should the Museum agree to acquire an artifact as a donation, then the donation is irrevocable.
  9. All objects must also meet the approval of Los Angeles Valley College for acquisition.

Office Hours and Location

By Appointment Only

The Museum is located on the second floor of the Library & Academic Resource Center


Xiaoyang Liu Behlendorf
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 947-2373
Phone: (818) 947-2762

 The LAVC Historical Museum is open to the general public.