Why is my donation not on display?

The Las Cruces Museum System (LCMS) Permanent Collection contains over 10,000 objects. Unfortunately, we simply do not have the gallery space to display every object! Exposure to light and temperature variations can damage to sensitive objects; many objects benefit from being stored in an environmentally controlled building.

The LCMS preserves objects not just for display on exhibit, but also for educational and research purposes. We do not accept donations with any conditions or stipulations, including display requirements.

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