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Loans

The Alliance has compiled this set of loan resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Form Swap

The Alliance’s Collections Stewardship Professional Network shares a variety of collections related forms including several for loans.

Loaning Collections to Non-Museum Entities

The Alliance provides information loaning collections to non-museum entities including needing clearly defined and approved institutional policies and procedures, including a collections management policy and code of ethics.


Other Resources

Art Museums, Private Collectors and the Public Benefit

The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) shares a position paper on the relationship between art museums and private collectors (PDF). The paper lists questions that each museum must answer in order to ensure public benefit from the loans and donations private collectors make to museums. The questions are applicable to museums of all disciplines.

Loan Agreements

The Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board provides a list of information to be included in a loan agreement, as well as sample loan agreements.

Revised: 2009 General Principles on the Administration of Loans and Exchange of Works of Art Between Institutions

The Bizot group (a group of museum directors from some of the largest museums in the world) has revised the General Principles on the Administration of Loans and Exchange of Works of Art Between Institutions (PDF, 10 pages). Intended to simplify and make more cost-effective and environmentally friendly the organization of international exhibitions.

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