We lend artworks from our collection to other galleries and museums, both in New Zealand and overseas. This service connects us to related cultural institutions, and means that our works are seen in diverse places by many different people. If you work for a gallery or museum and are interested in borrowing an artwork from our collection, download the Gallery’s loan policy below.
Temporary closure of outward loans service from July 2019
In 2020, we will be moving our off-site art storage facility to a new location, and – in preparation – are implementing a moratorium on all outward loans from 1 July 2019. This moratorium includes loans from the collections of the Mackelvie and Chartwell Trusts.
Requests for the loan of artworks received prior to 1 July 2019 will be managed as usual with a nine-month lead time to consider, approve and process requests. As a result, we’re unable to approve loan requests received after 30 September 2018.
We’ll be resuming normal lending services once our new off-site art storage facility is operational. For further information on this moratorium, please email Julie Koke, Senior Registrar.