For information about specific collection items, please visit our Collections Online.
If you're interested in donating an item to MOTAT please complete the Collection Offer form below. MOTAT's collection has a focus on New Zealand innovation and New Zealand-made technology and transport.
Please note the following:
MOTAT has an acquisition process and offers can take up to three months to assess.
Unless items hold extraordinary significance and strong connections to New Zealand innovation, MOTAT is not accepting common household or personal technology items (e.g. domestic textiles, sewing machines, typewriters, cameras, film projectors and gardening tools) as we already have examples in the collection.
MOTAT can only accept donations for which the donor has legal title.
MOTAT can only accept donations of items which are complete and in fair condition.
MOTAT loans collection objects to museums and heritage institutions only.