The National Museum in Lublin makes objects available to other cultural or scientific institutions for exhibition or research purposes. The museum does not lend exhibits to private persons.
Please send lending applications to:
dr Katarzyna Mieczkowska
Director of the National Museum in Lublin
ul. Zamkowa 9
20-117 Lublin, Poland
Consideration of the application
The application for the lending of objects is considered by the Museum Director on the basis of the opinion of the collection supervisor and conservators. The decision to borrow the collections depends on the MNwL exhibition plans, the state of preservation of the objects and the date on which the application was submitted.
Preparation for the lending
The director decides to realise the lending on the basis of the exhibition plan and the condition of the objects. After obtaining a positive opinion from the collection supervisors and conservators, the Inventory and Information Technology Department will notify the applicant in writing which objects listed in the letter are in good condition and are eligible for lending. If the items are not suitable for lending, the borrower will also be notified as soon as possible. In order to finalise the lending, after its conditional approval, the Museum establishes the terms of the lending with the Borrower and, prior to the delivery of the objects, a loan agreement is signed.
The National Museum in Lublin reserves the right to charge the costs related to the preparation of the objects for lending. The Borrower will be informed about any possible costs prior to signing the contract.
Handover of monuments
After determining all the details of the lending, MNwL sends the Borrower the loan agreement in 2 copies. After signing the contract, one copy is sent back to the NMwL. The date of handover/return of objects should be agreed with the Inventory and Information Technology Department at least one week in advance.
After arranging the date of handing over the objects, the Borrower collects the objects from the headquarters of the Museum (9 Zamkowa Street, 20-117 Lublin, Poland) or another agreed place, signs the handover protocols together with the conservation opinion.
The Borrower is obliged to comply with the provisions set out in the loan agreement, taking into account the applicable Regulation of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage on securing collections in museums against fire, theft and other hazards that may damage or lose the collections and methods of preparing the collections for evacuation in the event of a threat. The Borrower is obliged to immediately inform the Museum of any changes that affect the borrowed objects. All labels and signatures should contain information about the owner of the object.