Have a family heirloom or trying to identify a fossil? Click the button below to submit your inquiry, including photographs, and we will try to help. Please note that information and photographs may be shared with experts outside of the Mayborn Museum Complex. As a part of Baylor University, a non-profit organization, the Mayborn Museum Complex is prohibited from appraising the value of objects and specimens. To locate an appraiser try the American Society of Appraisers.
All potential donations are reviewed by the Mayborn Museum Complex Collection Committee. In order to be accepted as part of the Permanent Collection, an object or specimen must fit within the scope of the museum’s collecting mission, which focuses on the natural and cultural history of central Texas prior to 1915 and the history of Baylor University. Objects may also be accepted as part of the Teaching Collection or as props for use in programming, discovery rooms, or the Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village.