The Royal Museums of Art and History aim to share their collections with a worldwide audience. Hundreds of objects are lent to other museums every year.

Requests for loans have to reach the Museums at least 6 months before the opening date of the exhibition. A written request should be addressed to our general director.

There are conditions connected with borrowing objects. When applying for a loan, we kindly request you to include following information:

  • reason for the loan request
  • itemized object list with the inventory number
  • exhibition dates
  • contact in your institution
  • detailed and recent facility report

All loan requests are discussed during our loan committee, which is held every two months. After approval of the request, you will receive a written confirmation which also includes our conditions connected with the loan. These include for example safety, handling, insurance, transport and climate conditions.