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Lending to Museums

Ten issues to discuss with your client before loaning artwork to institutions

Public exhibitions thrive on the mutually beneficial relationship between private collectors and museums. For private collectors, lending artwork to museums confers numerous advantages. These include: sharing the viewing and appreciation of art with the general public who may otherwise not have access to it; promoting the study and scholarship of art; enhancing an artwork’s provenance and, in turn, increasing its monetary value; enjoying potential tax benefits; and saving costs on

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