Loan request form

Borrow an object from Te Papa to use in an exhibition at your museum or gallery.


Before you start, make sure you have:

  • a registration number for each collection item you wish to borrow

  • details of your exhibition

  • a facilities report (for touring exhibitions, an itinerary of the tour and a facilities report for each venue)

Te Papa facilities report for borrowing institutions (175.10 KB)

  • a letter of support from the appropriate iwishould you wish to borrow taonga Māori with clear iwi or regional provenance (in some cases, Te Papa can complete this process).

Borrowing for an exhibition has more information about the borrowing process.

Request a loan

Please 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.

Compulsory fields are marked with *.