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Borrowing from the National Museum’s collections

The National Museum willingly and extensively makes objects from its collections available for exhibitions and research at museums in Denmark and abroad. The lending activities are an impotant part of The National Museum’s presentation of its collections.

Who may borrow?
As a rule, the National Museum only lends out objects to recognized museums and similar institutions in Denmark and abroad.

In order to ensure efficient planning of the lending activities, and to ensure all potential borrowers fair, consistent and correct caseworking, a loan application with a list of objects must be received by the National Museum no later than 6 months before the loan delivery.

For loan applications that are complex or involve many objects the processing time is preferably 12 months.

What is the procedure in a loan case?
A loan begins with a loan application.

See the loan case step by step

What does it cost?
The National Museum lends out its objects free of charge. However, the lender must cover the direct costs of the loan, i.e. transport and courier(s) (including packing materials), insurance, necessary conservation work etc.
Read more about costs etc.