Participation in MNCollections is voluntary, and is a service of the Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums (MALHM). Interested organizations should contact MALHM to learn more. Visit the MAHLM website for more information.
Contributing institutions decide which records and images can be made available online and are responsible for clearing all copyright and intellectual property rights. Questions about content should be directed to the associated institution.
Yes! Once you have an account you can sign in and leave a comment on any object’s record. The comments will be moderated by the individual sites and they will respond as soon as possible. Filling out the “Ask the Curator” form allows curators to respond to you directly via email. Keep in mind that many museums are volunteer-run and only open seasonally, so please be patient with them.
Most museums have a backlog in this area, so it is a work in progress. As items are photographed and/or scanned, the website will be updated.
No. All content is the property of the contributing institution. If you wish to obtain a copy of an image you see on MNCollections, you should contact the institution directly. View our Image Use Policy.