Loan Policy

The collection has an open lending policy based on the belief that artworks’ impact and content should be disseminated to as wide a public as possible instead of lingering in dark storage crates. It considers its role to be that of a temporary custodian of the physical manifestation of great ideas and creativity. In order for those to achieve maximum impact, it is a necessity for art’s message to be shared and disseminated amongst an audience as wide as possible, which is a goal it aspires to.

The collection is treated as a repository and an open resource to be utilized by institutions and curators.  It is always intriguing and enlightening to see works from the collection re-contextualized in different and diverse settings that provide them with new meanings and fresh relationships. In addition to the museum shows at the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, in the past 25 years the collection has loaned over 200 artworks to more than 120  international institutions in both Europe and the United States and has been utilized by museums to create their own curated exhibitions.

Header image: Rivane Neuenschwander, Contingent, 2008