Collection Objects for Transfer

The Heritage Division has established a process whereby deaccessioned items may be transferred to institutions that share our goal of exhibiting, interpreting and preserving historical objects.

Making Objects Available for Other Institutions

Information on available objects is posted on our website. Interested organizations are required to provide information to help assess their suitability. If the applicant meets the criteria, the object will be permanently transferred in accordance with the Heritage Division’s Collections Policy.

Every reasonable effort is made to keep the objects in the public domain. For this reason, only publicly-accessible non-profit organizations may request an object. First priority is given to institutions in Alberta, and secondly in Canada. Private individuals and private agencies are ineligible to apply.

Information is posted on for at least 30 days. Organizations interested in acquiring any of the listed objects must complete a Request Form and e-mail it to the staff member indicated. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Specific questions can also be directed to the staff contact provided.

After the closing date, applications will be assessed on the organization’s commitment to keep the object in the public domain, and to actively use and care for it. Should multiple applications be made for an object, the information on the request form will be used to select the most appropriate recipient. All applications will be carefully considered.

All applicants will be advised of the final decision. Transfer decisions are at the Heritage Division’s sole discretion and decisions are final. Recipients must sign a Transfer Agreement, transferring legal ownership from the Heritage Division to the successful organization. Recipients are responsible for packing and transportation costs, and for removing the object from the Division’s premises within 60 days of the approval of transfer.

If there are no qualified applicants or no expressions of interest after the closing date, the application deadline may be extended or the object may be disposed of by other means.

Objects Currently Available for Transfer

Object

Description

Preferred Use

Closing Date

Contact

Fosston John Deere fanning mill

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Randy Kvill
Curator, Agriculture & Industry
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2070

Email:Randy Kvill

J. Lowens Co. fanning mill

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Randy Kvill
Curator, Agriculture & Industry
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2070

Email:Randy Kvill

Grader and cleaner fanning mill

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Randy Kvill
Curator, Agriculture & Industry
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2070

Email:Randy Kvill

1919 J. Lowens No. 1 Superior fanning mill

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Randy Kvill
Curator, Agriculture & Industry
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2070

Email:Randy Kvill

Chatham Wm. Gray fanning mill

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Randy Kvill
Curator, Agriculture & Industry
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2070

Email:Randy Kvill

The Winner fanning mill

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Randy Kvill
Curator, Agriculture & Industry
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2070

Email:Randy Kvill

Viking 4 roller fanning mill

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Randy Kvill
Curator, Agriculture & Industry
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2070

Email:Randy Kvill

Manson Campbell Chatham fanning mill

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Randy Kvill
Curator, Agriculture & Industry
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2070

Email:Randy Kvill

Viking No. 2E four roller fanning mill

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Randy Kvill
Curator, Agriculture & Industry
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2070

Email:Randy Kvill

New Superior fanning mill

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Randy Kvill
Curator, Agriculture & Industry
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2070

Email:Randy Kvill

Massey-Harris No. 10 straw cutter

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Randy Kvill
Curator, Agriculture & Industry
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2070

Email:Randy Kvill

1928 Durant Model 55 Sedan automobile

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Justin Cuffe
Curator, Transportation
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2079

Email:Justin Cuffe

1929 Essex Challenger Sedan automobile

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Justin Cuffe
Curator, Transportation
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2079

Email:Justin Cuffe

1930 Ford Model A Coupe automobile

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Justin Cuffe
Curator, Transportation
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2079

Email:Justin Cuffe

1929 Oldsmobile sedan automobile

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Justin Cuffe
Curator, Transportation
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2079

Email:Justin Cuffe

1958 Edsel Bermuda station wagon

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Justin Cuffe
Curator, Transportation
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2079

Email:Justin Cuffe

1949 Dodge Sedan automobile

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Justin Cuffe
Curator, Transportation
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2079

Email:Justin Cuffe

1945 Sunnyside Autobody Motor Coach bus

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Justin Cuffe
Curator, Transportation
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2079

Email:Justin Cuffe

1946 Western Flyer Motor Coach bus

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Justin Cuffe
Curator, Transportation
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2079

Email:Justin Cuffe

CanAm flyer, piano box cutter

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Justin Cuffe
Curator, Transportation
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2079

Email:Justin Cuffe

Portland cutter with jump seat

  • Permanent collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching/education
  • Research

April 28, 2017

Justin Cuffe
Curator, Transportation
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-312-2079

Email:Justin Cuffe

Sunshine combine; self propelled; 20 ft (length) by 14 ft (width) by 8 ft (height); weight - 3000 pounds; parts missing; wood worn; unrestored.

  • Permanent Collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching or Education
  • Research

May 12, 2017

Sean Moir
Collections Manager
Royal Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-453-9184

Email:Sean Moir

Case Threshing Machine; steel walled; 20 inch cylinder medium sized; 28 ft (length) by 6 ft (width) by 8 ft (height); weight - 3000 pounds; parts and repairs required; fair condition.

  • Permanent Collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching or Education
  • Research

May 12, 2017

Sean Moir
Collections Manager
Royal Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-453-9184

Email:Sean Moir

I.H.C. pull type combine; 16 ft (length) by 10 ft (width) by 8 ft (height); weight - 1500 pounds; fair to good condition; parts and repairs required; not restored.

  • Permanent Collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching or Education
  • Research

May 12, 2017

Sean Moir
Collections Manager
Royal Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-453-9184

Email:Sean Moir

Hay bale stacker; 15 ft (length) by 24 ft (width) by 14 ft (height); weight - 2000 pounds; poor condition; steel support frame damaged; extensive restoration required.

  • Teaching or Education
  • Research

May 12, 2017

Sean Moir
Collections Manager
Royal Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-453-9184

Email:Sean Moir

Water well drilling mechanism possibly home made; 16 ft (length) by 8 ft (width) by 8 ft (height); weight - 900 pounds; some metal parts possibly missing and wood in poor condition; no plans or sketches of machine assembled; no provenance

  • Exhibition
  • Teaching or Education
  • Research

May 12, 2017

Sean Moir
Collections Manager
Royal Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-453-9184

Email:Sean Moir

Water well drilling mechanism with bits, possibly home made; 16 ft (length) by 7 ft (width) by 12 ft (height); weight - 1000 pounds; some metal parts possibly missing and wood in poor condition; no plans or sketches of machine assembled; no provenance.

  • Exhibition
  • Teaching or Education
  • Research

May 12, 2017

Sean Moir
Collections Manager
Royal Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-453-9184

Email:Sean Moir

Large volume IHC manure spreader; 16 ft (length) by 7 ft (width) by 6 ft (height); weight - 700 pounds; poor condition; rear left broadcaster support damaged; rear left wood body deteriorating.

  • Permanent Collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching or Education
  • Research

May 12, 2017

Sean Moir
Collections Manager
Royal Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-453-9184

Email:Sean Moir

Water well drilling mechanism with bits, possibly home made; 16 ft (length) by 8 ft (width) by 6 ft (height); weight - 800 pounds; some metal parts possibly missing and wood in poor condition; no plans or sketches of machine assembled; no provenance.

  • Teaching or Education
  • Research

May 12, 2017

Sean Moir
Collections Manager
Royal Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-453-9184

Email:Sean Moir

Horse or vehicular drawn spreader attachment; 8-10 ft (length) by 6 ft (width) by 8 ft (height); weight - 300 pounds; 2 metal wheels with rubber tires and wooden spokes, metal barrel (hold seed or fertilizer) and broadcaster mechanism; fair condition.

  • Permanent Collection
  • Exhibition
  • Teaching or Education
  • Research

May 12, 2017

Sean Moir
Collections Manager
Royal Alberta Museum

Tel: 780-453-9184

Email:Sean Moir


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Deaccession and Disposition

The Heritage Division is responsible for millions of objects that represent Alberta’s cultural, scientific, natural, social, technological and political history. They include nine million cultural artifacts, two million scientific specimens and millions of archival records. The collections are acquired, maintained, preserved and held in trust for Albertans.

While the Division acquires collections with the intent of holding them permanently, there are circumstances when removing an object can strengthen the collection. The occasional disposition is an accepted and essential part of professional collections management.

The vast majority of objects remain permanently in the collections. The Division removes an extremely small proportion of items, and then only under exceptional circumstances. Deaccession and disposition require careful consideration. Such decisions are part of a collecting plan based on the object’s significance and legal status, as well as consideration of any potential erosion of public trust. Tracking, maintaining and storing inappropriate objects also uses valuable resources that could be better spent on acquisitions or managing the collections.

An object may be removed from the collections if it is:

  • Not aligned with the Division’s mandate, goals or collecting priorities
  • Not significant or of lesser quality than similar objects in the collection
  • Incomplete, damaged or has deteriorated beyond any useful purpose
  • Incorrectly or poorly documented, or a copy, forgery or fake
  • Duplicate or over-representative of certain type of item
  • Hazardous to people and/or other objects
  • Unable to be properly cared for by the Division

Once the decision is made to remove an object, staff follow explicit written principles and policies that comply with professional standards. Objects may be disposed of by the following methods (in order of preference):

  1. Transferral to other divisional facilities
  2. Transferral to, or exchange with, a public, non-profit heritage or other appropriate institution
  3. Sale at public auction, or to another not-for-profit heritage or appropriate institution
  4. Destruction because the object has deteriorated or is damaged beyond repair, poses a danger to people or the collections, is used to acquire new information through destructive analysis, or cannot be disposed of by other means

Objects are not deaccessioned or disposed of at the request of the donor or seller, nor are they returned to them after deaccessioning. Should an object be sold, the net proceeds are placed in the Historic Resources Fund and used exclusively for new acquisitions or collections care.

Working Collections acquired for scientific processing or analysis are not subject to the same disposition requirements.

Last reviewed/revised: April 19, 2017
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