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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MEXICAN ART
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR OUTGOING LOANS
The National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) evolved out of a commitment to awaken the City of Chicago to the wealth and breadth of the Mexican culture as well as to stimulate and preserve the appreciation of the arts of Mexico in the city’s large Mexican community.
The NMMA is the first Mexican cultural center/museum in the Midwest and the largest in the nation. The Museum has the following goals: to sponsor special events and exhibits that exemplify the rich variety in visual and performing arts found in the Mexican culture; to develop a significant permanent collection of Mexican art; to encourage the professional development of local Mexican artists; and to offer arts education programs.
The National Museum of Mexican Art serves as a cultural focus for the more than 1.3 million Mexicans residing in the Chicago land area and also serves as a cultural ally to other Latino cultural groups in the City.
To fulfill this mission, it maintains a highly qualified staff who insure proper collection care and management, and who facilitate the use of the collection for research and exhibitions. The loan policy and the procedures for its implementation have been developed to maintain the integrity of the NMMA’s collection.
To satisfy the requirements of both lender and borrower the NMMA has developed the following loan procedures:
The fees charged for the administration and preparation of loans enable NMMA to provide loans. The borrower is also responsible for the traditional costs incurred by a loan, including packing, shipping, and insurance. When necessary, additional fees relating to insurance and shipping will be assessed.
Administrative $100 loan processing fee and $50 per object fee. These fees cover
Services locating collections, review by appropriate staff, and registrarial
procedures to process, pack, ship, monitor, receive, and return collections to storage upon completion. It also includes all documentation required for the loan.
Conservation If necessary, NMMA will hire a trained conservator to stabilize or
to treat a requested loan object. The conservator’s fee will be incurred by the borrowing institution.
Appraisal Fees Fees incurred in having loan objects appraised will be paid
(as required) by the borrower.
Insurance The borrower will carry an All Risk Fine Arts “Wall to Wall,” insurance policy covering the object at the value indicated on the loan agreement for the duration of the loan period. Proof of insurance in the form of a Certificate of Insurance must be received by NMMA’s Registrar/Permanent Collection Director before the objects requested for loan can leave the premises. In the case of loan renewals, the borrower will furnish a current Certificate of Insurance at the same time the request for renewal is made. Should the borrower not have fine arts insurance coverage as stipulated above, NMMA will cover the objects under its own policy and will charge the borrower for the cost.
Packing The packing method will be stipulated by NMMA. The following costs will be borne by the borrower:
Shipping/Customs Shipping will be arranged by the borrower and must be approved by NMMA’s Registrar/Permanent Collection Director. All transportation/customs costs will be paid by the borrower.
Courier The borrower is responsible for a courier fee of $80 per day per
(as required) person or $40 per half-day per person, plus transportation costs and accommodations.
Photography All publication-quality photography arrangements must be made in advance and with NMMA’s approval. NMMA’s fee schedule will apply. If necessary, charges to hire an outside photographer will be borne by borrower.
Traveling Costs to be determined by NNMA
All fees are subject to change without notice.
September 28, 2007