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Do you wish to borrow a collection item from Te Papa to use in an exhibition? Read about our loans process and the help we offer borrowers.
You'll need to submit your request at least six months before your exhibition opens. More notice may be required if your request is complex or is for a large number of items.
You can fill in the loan request form online or download it and send it to us via email or post.
Your loan request will be assessed by Te Papa’s curators, collection managers, conservators, and object support staff. They will comment on any potential risks, make recommendations, and identify associated costs.
You’ll receive the outcome within 40 working days of your request.
As a borrower, you’ll be responsible for the associated costs of the loan. These are material costs only and do not include staff time unless the work is contracted out.
Associated costs are likely to include:
Your organisation will arrange and pay (in consultation with Te Papa) for:
We recognise there may need to be a period of negotiation. Once the negotiation has concluded, both parties will sign a formal loan agreement and adhere to the conditions contained in that document.
The information provided in a facilities report helps borrowers and lenders identify potential problems requiring attention.
We already have a current facilities report for your organisation if:
Send us a new facilities report if:
Accepted facilities reports:
If you have questions about borrowing for an exhibition, please contact the Loans Team. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org