Objects sometimes need to be examined and discussed by staff and collections committees to determine their fit for a collection.
The Chester County Historical Society provides a detailed temporary custody form for such occasions that contains all the crucial components of a sound agreement.
Space is provided for the potential donor’s contact information, a description of the object, signature for the agreement, and a place to sign off that the object has either been returned to the donor or received by the society.
A second page outlines the temporary custody conditions.
This form is adaptable for museums and historical societies alike.