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miercuri, 27 februarie 2008

Reasons to lend or not to lend objects or individual artistic creations in country or abroad...

MOBILITY OF COLLECTION. TO LEND OR NOT TO LEND?

 

 

 

 

REASONS TO LEND

 

 

  1. contributing to an important exhibition;
  2. adding to the knowledge of a particular work;
  3. making an object available for an interesting educational purpose and reaching out to the new audiences;
  4. temporarily re-uniting ensembles or parts of objects that have drifted apart in time;
  5. showing objects that seldom or never leave the reserves and thereby give the access to them for pleasure or study;
  6. introducing and interpreting other culture;
  7. sharing and improving museum staff working practices;
  8. repaying other museums’ generosity.

REASONS NOT TO LEND

 

  1. legal restrictions placed an object by owner, donor or museum’s statute;
  2. the subject of the exhibition is too limited or too commercial to let an object travel;
  3. purpose of the object in the proposed exhibition is unclear or necessity for inclusion of the particular object not sufficiently demonstrated by the request. There is no confidence in the added value of lending the object;
  4. fragility of the object or sensitivity to exposure to light (works on paper, textiles) or the fact that it has traveled to often in recent times;
  5. efforts and costs required for conservation or restoration not in reasonable proportion to the quality of the object;
  6. object not available, because already promised to another exhibition or because it is a key-work in the display of the museum or central to a specific educational program;
  7. object of great actual symbolical, historical and religious value for the own community, only to be lent under exceptional circumstances or outside the tourist season;
  8. object asked at too short notice to process the preparations for the loan in a responsible way;
  9. borrowing museum not up to standard: security, fire prevention system, climate control, conditions for display, poor scholarly or educational standing;
  10. unstable political situation, threat of terrorism or risk of a third party claim.

 

 

 

Source: Lending to Europe. Recommandations on collection mobility for European museums. Project Coordinator: Astrid Weij & Witsen Elias

Copies of this report can be downloaded at: http://www.minocw.nl/cultureelerfgoed/publicaties.html

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