The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum (CGHF) appreciates your interest in helping to preserve Canada’s golf history, along with increasing its collection.
The CGHF is a private, not-for-profit organization operated by Golf Canada. The CGHF is comprised of an artifact, archival (documents, photo and film) and library collection that covers the history of the game of golf in Canada. It celebrates the careers and accomplishments of the most significant contributors to the game in our country. Governed by Golf Canada, The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum strives to collect artifacts and other materials that directly relate to the history of golf and/or the Hall of Fame’s Honoured Members.
If you would like to donate an artifact, please review the frequently asked questions below and then complete the donation form.
What happens when I donate an item to the Museum?
How is “fair market value” determined?
For income tax purposes, fair market value is the amount that the item donated would fetch in an open market, between a willing buyer and a willing seller, who are both knowledgeable, informed, prudent and who are acting independently of each other.
It may take a few weeks to several months, or longer, to determine the fair market value. This depends on the nature of the object(s) and the availability of appraisers with the required expertise.
Note: Income tax legislation does not permit a donor to include taxes or customs duties as part of the value.
To learn more about the tax implications of a donation or of a sale, it is recommended that you consult your financial advisor or Revenue Canada.
How is ownership formally transferred to the Museum?
Within the donation process, the transfer of ownership is formalized by the donor completing a Gift Form, which gives legal ownership rights to the CGHF.
What recognition do donors receive?
Objects donated to the CGHF retain provenance in our accession files and catalogue system. Donors of artifacts will be recognized on artifact labels when the item is on display in the museum. However, donors may choose to remain anonymous.
Will the donated object be displayed?
The CGHF cannot guaranteed that all donated items will be placed on display in the museum. The main purpose of the CGHF is to preserve artifacts, so some objects might not be in the proper condition to be placed on display. Objects may be acquired due to their rarity, their historical significance, for research purposes or for future exhibition plans. If items are on display, the CGHF cannot guarantee the length of time that they will remain on display.
What happens to artifacts that are removed from the collection?
The CGHF recognizes that there must always be a strong presumption against removal of objects for which the museum has assumed title. All removals from the displayed collection are made to preserve the integrity of the collection and to improve the quality and the coherence of the collection. The Curator will determine specific justifications for the removal of particular artifacts. Objects recommended for removal from the collection will be submitted to the Heritage Services Committee for approval.
General reasons to remove an artifact from display are:
Once objects are approved for removal from the collection: