The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum actively contributes to the staging of national and international exhibitions by lending out works of art from its collection. As part of its mission to promote and enhance knowledge, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum actively collaborates with initiatives whose projects deserve its support while also helping to raise the profile of its collection through temporary loans of works of art.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum asks bodies which stage exhibitions to request the loan of works from its collection up to one year in advance.
The loan request must include the following information:
Requests must be addressed to:
António Filipe Pimentel
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
Av. de Berna 45 – A
1067-001 Lisboa, Portugal
When a request is received, it is assessed by the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum’s team of curators and conservators. The result of this assessment is submitted to the Board of Trustees of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for a final decision. This decision will subsequently be communicated to the organizer by the Museum’s Director.
The following factors play a part in the decision:
Once the temporary loan of the work(s) has been approved, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum will send the organizer a document detailing the conditions of the loan together with a written confirmation of it. When these conditions have been accepted, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation will sign the loan contract.
The organizer must send to the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum a Facility Report containing essential information on the conditions in which the works will be displayed (installation and security), and the environmental conditions at the venue in question.
The works of art cannot leave the facilities of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation unless an insurance certificate and the signed Loan Agreement are received prior to the departure of the works.
The environmental conditions at the exhibition venue must be monitored twenty-four hours per day. Detailed information on the security conditions at the exhibition must also be provided.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum will ensure that the work(s) belonging to its collection will be accompanied by a designated courier.
All costs relating to the preparation, necessary restoration, packaging and transportation of the work(s) are the sole responsibility of the organizer of the exhibition, as are all courier and insurance fees.
These cookies are used to enhance your browsing experience, security and our website's performance, allowing you to access the main features of the website. Therefore, they are always enabled. This type of cookies includes cookies that allow you to be remembered as you browse the website during a single session.
These cookies collect information about the use of the website to improve the services provided and to evaluate the performance of the website. Some of these cookies may be used to test pages or the functionality of the website by measuring the reaction of users. These cookies may be our own and / or owned by third parties.
These cookies are third-party cookies that allow to connect to social media and share multimedia content from our website on those networks. Some of these cookies help us to adapt advertising outside of our website to the interests of the users. By disabling these cookies, it will no longer be possible to directly share our content in any social media
For more information about cookies and the processing of your personal data, please see the Privacy and Cookies Policy. You can change your cookie settings at any time through the link at the bottom of the page.