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, for almost 30 years, the collection has loaned over 200 artworks to more than 120  international institutions in 5 continents and has been utilized by museums to create their own curated exhibitions.

Header image: Rivane Neuenschwander, Contingent, 2008