You can support us by making a one-off or recurring financial donation, or with a material donation.
Financial donation with Paypal
You can provide financial support to the association (on top of your subscription) by making a one-off or recurring donation with PayPal.
Where do your material donations go ?
Depending on an item’s type, rarity and condition, it can have different destinations for its second life:
- The core collection gathers the most remarkable and/or iconic items, on account of their rarity, condition or historical importance. They are inventoried, photographed and stored in an area protected from light and any significant changes in temperature and humidity.
- The study collection gathers more common items in working condition, if necessary after repair in our workshop. These items can then be made available to the public visiting our exhibitions.
- If we already own several or better condition copies of the donated item, it may eventually be traded with or loaned to international institutions (non-profit organizations, museums, scientific establishments, etc.). If an item proves impossible to fix, its parts may be used to restore other machines.
But in no case will your donation be resold. This is not our policy and will never be.