Loans 

Samurai armour (Sendai-do no Gusoku) 1735, Muneyoshi of the House of Myouchin, Japan. Acquisition history unknown. Te Papa
Samurai armour (Sendai-do no Gusoku) 1735, Muneyoshi of the House of Myouchin, Japan. Acquisition history unknown. Te Papa

Borrowing objects

Lenders must be assured that objects and taonga will be displayed adequately, receiving appropriate care and security, and respecting copyright issues. Museum staff document and know who owns every loaned object or taonga, and when and how to return loans.

Managing Loans - He Rauemi Resource Guide (PDF, 998kB)

Copyright and Museums - He Rauemi Resource Guide (PDF, 826kB)

 Template - Outgoing loan agreement (DOC, 56kB)

 Template - Incoming loan agreement (DOC, 56kB)

Grackle database of objects to loan 

A database of modern and contemporary art exhibitions available for tour (worldwide).

Touring exhibition resource list 

Does Te Papa lend their collections?

Te Papa is committed to lending its collection items to non-profit organisations for public exhibition or to approved institutions for research purposes. Should you wish to borrow a collection item for an exhibition, a formal application should be made to Te Papa's Loans Manager at least six months prior to the opening of the exhibition. 

If you have any other questions in this area, please contact us.