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The Life Cycle of a Loan


William Auerbach-Levy (1889-1964). George Gershwin at piano. 1926. Museum of the City of New York. 67.109. – Currently on loan to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, NY, and traveling to Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH.

Many museums have an active loan program, borrowing from and lending to other organizations. For example, curators for New York at Its Core scoured collections far and wide to supplement the Museum’s rich collections in telling the story of this great city. There is a lot of work over a long period of time involved in making these loans happen. Let’s go behind the scenes to get an overview of the process.

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This entry was posted on May 30, 2017 by in Exhibitions.

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