How Your Contributions Help
- Significantly advances the study of fencing weapons and culture; having a larger pool of well-documented objects, art, and ephemera allows for better scholarship.
- Preserves real-world objects and collections that are subject to deterioration, loss, damage, or estate auction.
- Shares unique, inspiring, and beautiful objects with the fencing community and public.
- Helps fill out and develop exhibits on particular subjects.
- Illuminates unknown parts of fencing history by filling in the archeological record (a body of physical evidence).
- Develops public appreciation and interest for the material culture of the fencing arts.
How You Benefit from Contributing
- Any contributions from your own collection will have you labeled as the item's owner.
- Your collection become searchable
- You can easily share and link your collection to your friends, family, or study groups.
- Helps you inventory and document your collection for insurance purposes.
What You Can Contribute
We believe that quality of photography is critical to the research and aesthetic value of our digital collection. Therefore, while we develop our photographic guidelines for three-dimensional objects (i.e. swords, masks, gloves) we're currently looking for only the following contributions:
Scans of Flat Objects
Scans of flat illustrations, prints, newspapers, postcards, etc. are very easily added to our collection. Please reference the directions below for size, resolution and other requirements
Objects in Other Museums
If you find a fencing sword, print, postcard, illustration, etc. on another museum's website you can submit the link to us and we'll handle the rest. Conglomerating the various fencing objects from around the world's museums helps new researchers find them.
Swords, Masks, and Larger Collections:
If you have a sword, mask, glove, or larger collection we would love to hear from you. Send us an email and we'll discuss the details.