Loans are approved in accordance with the Foundation’s educational mission. Objects for exhibitions are loaned on a short-term basis—three months to one year. Consideration for loans to extended traveling exhibitions will be based on the object’s condition and conservation needs during the period of travel. Borrowers must be able to provide proper physical and environmental protection as required by the foundation. Objects must be in good condition to withstand packing, shipping, handling and the purposes for which the loan is made.
Borrowers will be asked to provide a Certificate of Insurance to cover the work(s) for the entire loan period. Loan requests are reviewed by the relevant curator, conservator, section head and registrar responsible for the works. Formal approval is issued by the M.T. Abraham Loan Committee. Loans of protected or otherwise at risk cultural objects will be made only in accordance with current international and regional laws and regulations. The M.T. Abraham Foundation reserves the right to cancel or postpone any loan if the welfare or integrity of the objects appears to be compromised. Final loan approval is contingent upon all loan requirements being met and financial arrangements agreed upon.
Borrowers may be requested to pay recoverable costs, which include photography, research, conservation, exhibit mounts, packing/crating, handling and shipping. Requests for the loan of more than six items will incur a loan fee based on the amount of additional work required. For-profit institutions will be charged an additional fee for any borrowed materials. The M.T. Abraham Foundation provides access to its collections for research and exhibition purposes through loans to qualified institutions. Unfortunately, loans are not available for private individuals.