Loans from the Dietrich American Foundation (DAF) are
made to museums and educational institutions funded by either the private
or the government sector. Prior to a formal loan agreement, institutions
are asked to complete a Standard Facilities Report detailing security
and curatorial procedures. We use the form approved by the American
Association of Museums. General guidelines for our loans are as follows:
Objects will be displayed or made available
for study by the public. Objects will be held in storage only for
short periods in cases where display is impossible due to construction,
conservation, exhibit preparation, shipment preparation, etc.
No objects may be cleaned, restored,
repaired or altered in any way without the consultation and written
permission of the DAF. There shall be periodic inspections of objects.
If any damage or deterioration is noted, the DAF will be notified
at once and in detail.
No photographs may be taken of the
objects for any reason other than record keeping and condition reporting.
Any requests for photography for publicity, education, etc. must be
made to the Foundation in writing.
Each object must have a descriptive
label giving detailed information about the piece and giving credit
for ownership to the DAF.
All objects will be insured by the
Borrower under an all risk "wall-to-wall" policy while in transit
or on location at the insurance value stated by the DAF.
All costs and means of transportation
and packing will be borne by the Borrower. Arrangements will be made
in consultation with the DAF and only qualified carriers and trained
personnel will be allowed to handle or transport the object.
The normal loan period for long-term
loans to an institution is 5 years and may be renewable. The object
may be withdrawn at any time upon written notice by the DAF. All borrowing
institutions are asked to complete and sign a formal loan agreement
generated by our staff.