The National Monuments Record of Wales welcomes the donation of records, in line with its collecting policy. We receive records from many sources, including professional and amateur archaeologists and architectural historians, academic researchers and institutions, commercial companies, and interested members of the public.
All accepted donations will be made publicly available for research purposes, although certain records can be made subject to limited embargo terms with the prior agreement of the Archivist. Where donors hold copyright of the records offered they may retain this if they desire, but the NMRW also welcomes the gift of copyright as part of the donation. Where copyright is retained by the donor the NMRW asks that it can digitise the donated records and make them available via its own website. Exceptions to this permission are subject to prior agreement with the Archivist. Where a donated record is subsequently subject to a publication request, and its donor retains copyright, they will be contacted for permission.
If a record holder wishes to retain the original records, but thinks they may be of interest to the NMRW, we are pleased to accept loaned items for copying. Again we ask that any copies can be made directly available to the public via our website.
Anyone wishing to donate records to the NMRW should contact the NMRW’s Archivist, Gareth Edwards, via the Contact Us page, describing the scope, content and extent of the records on offer, their copyright status and any requested conditions of deposit.