These exhibitions are available to museums and university art galleries with secure, environmentally controlled facilities and professional staff experienced in handling works of art. Book an exhibition or request more information by emailing Associate Curator Katherine Ransbottom at or call 269-585-9290.
Requirements for borrowing include:
Limited-access gallery space with light and climate controls. Unless indicated otherwise for a specific exhibition, relative humidity of 40-60% and temperature of 66-74 degrees should be maintained at all times.
Light levels in the galleries will not exceed 15 foot candles (10 fc for photography and works on paper). No lights are permitted during non-exhibition hours. Direct daylight and fluorescent lighting are prohibited.
The exhibition will be unpacked, repacked, moved, handled, and installed under professional supervision by personnel who have had previous experience in handling art objects. The same individuals should be responsible for unpacking and repacking the objects.
Trained security guard(s) must be present at all times when open to the public.
Exhibition area must be locked with an electronic security system alarmed during closed hours.
Locked, environmentally stable interior exhibition storage and staging areas.
Crates must be stored in clean, dry, pest-free storage during the exhibition.
Fire detection and protection systems are required.
Proof of insurance coverage covering the value of the exhibition while on site and during transit to and from the borrower.
Approval of loan is subject to review of borrowing institution’s Standard Facility Report.
Shipping to be booked through approved fine arts carrier. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the borrower.
Cost of extended exhibition periods beyond 10 weeks will be pro-rated.