Loan requests

Yearly Museum Boijmans Van Beuningens lends between 300 and 400 artworks to museums all over the world.

Loan requests

A letter making the request should be sent to the director of the museum, Mr. Sjarel Ex. You will be informed within two months about whether or not the museum can grant the loan. When reaching this decision, matters such as the condition of the work requested for loan and the frequency with which the work has been loaned out recently are taken into account, but also the circumstances of the institute making the request. Including a facility report with the request is particularly appreciated.The administrative and practical process involved in loans takes some time. If this process is to be handled with all due care, requests for loans should be submitted to Museum Boijmans van Beuningen preferably 6 months and certainly no later than 3 months before the start of the exhibition.

Costs involved in a loan:

  • Drawing up condition report: € 75 per work. For some -exceptional- loans this can be higher/lower. When this is the case, the borrower wil be informed about that before the loan agreement is drawn up. 
  • Necessary preservation work (such as restoration; the fitting of glass; climate-controlled display case): variable
  • Packing expenses (cases etc.): variable (via transport agent)
  • Framing and passe-partouting of prints and drawings: € 75 per work; for very large works a rate of € 125 per work is charged. This does not include costs of materials.
  • Possible added expenses for staff deployment: € 60 per hour
  • Insurance: unless indemnity, we will charge you with the insurance premium
  • Transport by third parties: through carrier*
  • Courier expenses (to be on-charged through carrier):
    Within Europe: € 65 per diem
    USA/Japan: $ 100 per diem
    United Kingdom: £ 55 per diem

*The borrower will have to take care of the packing of the loan. The loan will  be packed by the transport agent and they will charge you the costs directly. However Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will decide how the work will be packed and which crate is most suitable. For this you will first have to contact the registrar and after that one of the mentioned transport agencies.

NB: If a request being handled is withdrawn at a certain time by the requesting party, the expenses already made will be on-charged.

Your loan request should be sent to:

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
t.a.v. Sjarel Ex
P.O. Box 2277
3000 CG  Rotterdam
The Netherlands

For general questions about loans, please contact Lindy de Heij, loan coordinator:010-44.19.690 or

Photographic material for the exhibit must be requested separately. Please see the order form.


Registrar applied arts and design:
Nora Leijen 
+31 (0)10 44.19.476 or

Registrars modern art:
- Jacqueline Rapmund
+31 (0)10 44.19.480 or
- Margreet Wafelbakker
+31 (0)10 44.19.509 or

Registrar Old Masters, prints and drawings:
Roselien van Wijngaarden 
+31 (0)10 44.19.537 or