Donate an object
The BDA museum has approximately 30,000 items in its care and is still actively collecting objects that reflect the development of the dental profession in the UK.
Many thanks to Aura Protection Ltd for the donation of this biohazard spill kit.
Thank you to Somerhill Dental Practice in Hove for the kind donation of this amalgam contouring kit from the 1930s complete with instructions. Another great addition to our outstanding collection!
What does the museum collect?
The main areas that we are still collecting include:
At present we are focusing our collecting on the following areas:
Dental instruments (particularly objects that 'tell a story' - i.e. relate to a particular person or event)
Inventions and innovations
History of the BDA
Photographs and archives.
Due to certain constraints such as limited storage space, health and safety needs and the Human Tissue Act the museum is unable to accept every item which is offered.
How to donate to the collection
If you would like to donate a piece to the museum, contact firstname.lastname@example.org giving as much information as possible.
We may ask for a photograph as this is a useful way of identifying objects and assessing their condition.
We are unable to give valuations for objects and suggest that you contact an auction house.