Schliessen Details

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The Basel Historical Museum lends objects from its collection to other museums for special exhibitions. We would be happy to help you select the best objects for your needs and inform you about their availability before you issue a formal loan request. Objects currently on show cannot be loaned except in exceptional and well-founded cases.

As various matters have to be clarified and requests for authorization obtained before an object can be loaned, certain documents have to be provided and deadlines met.

To handle your loan request, we need

• the formal loan request
• a summary of the exhibition concept
• project information (according to the Loan Form)
• the list of objects with inventory numbers (Loan Form)
• the facility report of the exhibition venue

Your loan request must be submitted no later than 180 days before the opening of the exhibition.

You will be sent a confirmation of receipt as soon as your request has been received, while further information on the object, including costs, insurance values and optional amendments to the contract will be provided once it has been internally approved.

There is a service charge of CHF 200 per approved object. To this must be added the costs of any conservational measures and photography that may be necessary (labour and material costs). All costs pertaining to insurance, transport, crating, escorted courier etc. shall be borne by the borrower. Other criteria apply for the offsetting of loans to other public museums of Canton Basel-Stadt.

You will be sent the loan agreement as soon as the Commission of the Basel Historical Museum has approved the loan. At the same time, the Basel Historical Museum will arrange to have the objects insured with its insurer, which will invoice you directly.

The means of transport and shipping date will be arranged as soon as the Basel Historical Museum has received the loan agreement, duly signed by the borrower.

A condition report shall be signed both on receipt and on return of the objects.

After signing the loan agreement, please contact Öffnet ein Fenster zum Versenden der for reproductions of the objects for use in catalogues, flyers, posters, websites etc.

Please address all correspondence to the registrar: Öffnet ein Fenster zum Versenden der In the interests of speed and efficiency, communication by e-mail is preferred.