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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
805 KIDDER BREESE SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

How to Borrow Navy Historical Property


Most of the Navy's central historic artifact collection and art collection is stored offsite as part of a long-term initiative to improve the environmental and inventory conditions in which they are kept. Requests for artifact support and for loans will be entertained, but response times will be longer than in the past. Official requests will have priority.

Prospective borrowers must show their eligibility and qualifications by submitting a written request at least 90 days in advance of the scheduled exhibit event.  This request should include but is not limited to:

Civilian, non-government organizations may be asked to submit a facilities report in addition to the information requested above. 

Please see Conditions for the Custody and Care of Navy Historical Property for information on recipient responsibilities. Any questions about loan of materials should be directed to:

Curator Branch
Naval Historical Center
805 Kidder Breese ST SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060
(202) 433-2318; DSN 288-2220


09 March 2004