The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) lends collection objects as a means of encouraging and developing a greater understanding and appreciation for the Holocaust and Holocaust-related artifacts. Outgoing loans may be made to other museums and institutions engaged in nonprofit, educational, and scholarly pursuits. Loan applications must be made at least nine months in advance of the loan start date.
Loan applications are reviewed on a monthly basis by the Outgoing Loans Committee (members include curatorial, registration, and conservation staff members) and will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
All expenses associated with the outgoing loan must be borne by the borrowing institution including mount making, packing, shipping, couriers, and insurance.
Borrowers are required to complete an on-line Outgoing Loan Application. Incomplete applications will be returned with a request for additional information. The application should include the following information.
Photography for print and electronic media is permitted only for catalog, educational, archival, and publicity purposes related to the purposes of the loan. No photography or reproduction is permitted by the general public.
The Museum will make every effort to assist borrowers in meeting the loan requirements. However, not all loans may be approved. For additional information or to request a paper Outgoing Loan Application, please contact the Museum’s loan coordinator.
All supplemental application material not included in the on-line application must be e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to the loan coordinator.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
Phone: (202) 488-6164
Fax: (202) 314-0369