Right now it’s good to be a museum or institution of learning, as long as you love science and have a REALLY big storeroom. Today the Air and Space Magazine of the Smithsonian announced that the National Air and Space Museum is de-accessioning quite a few items from their collection, with the caveat that the items are “permanently transferred to organizations who will maintain them in the public domain.” Items range from small buttons, belts, and pairs of gloves to flight suits, engine parts, whole engines, and plane wings. Such an amazing array of ephemera from our National space adventures, ripe for the picking!
Museum curators, educators, and space enthusiasts, drool away! Here are just a few of the over 300 items listed!
All photos courtesy of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s de-accession/transfer list. To be considered for permanent object transfer, please visit their site for form requirements and where to send them.