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Loans

Loaning Collections to Non-Museum Entities

American Alliance of Museums

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.

Art Museums, Private Collectors and the Public Benefit

Association of Art Museum Directors

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

Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board

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

NEMO Standard Loan Agreement

Network of European Organizations (NEMO)

The Network of European Organizations has posted a sample loan agreement as well as translations on its website.

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

The Bizot Group

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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