The Kennel Club is pro-active in its search for 'Special
Collections', paintings, trophies and memorabilia. We are always
interested to learn of new collections, artefacts or publications
of substantial historical importance that might be suitable for
donation. Accepted donations become part of the Kennel Club
'Treasures', a collection that forms the most comprehensive archive
of canine material in Europe.
Artefacts donated to the Kennel Club can be assured of playing a
significant role in the importance of the collection. Many of the
'Special Collections' donated to the Club are the result of years
of personal research by the donor that allows a researcher access
to a wide array of information, often unique in its content.
Paintings, trophies and other memorabilia are currently housed
throughout the Kennel Club. The Kennel Club has an Art Gallery at
Clarges Street, London providing a more permanent display of our
artwork and memorabilia and allowing greater access to researchers
and the general public.
All artefacts are protected by an active conservation policy,
including humidity and temperature controlled vaults and the advice
of a team of experts.
If you wish to make a donation to the Kennel Club, or leave
artefact/s to the Kennel Club in your Will, please contact the
Kennel Club's Library and Collections Manager or the Kennel Club
Secretary, in writing. Your letter should, where possible, include
details of the artefact/s you wish to bestow. Any information
supporting the importance of the artefact/s such as its historical
significance, analysis of its condition and measurements are most
welcome as they assist the selection process.
Donations will be assessed for suitability. In some cases it
might be necessary to view these items before making a final
judgement. In all occasions where artefacts cannot be accepted we
will endeavour to provide details of an alternative collection
where it would receive the care, attention and enjoyment a donor
The Library and Collections Manager can be contacted through the
Library at 1-5 Clarges Street, London. W1J 8AB or email The