Collection loans

Museum Collection Loans

We loan collection materials to community, regional, state, national and international institutions and organisations for the purposes of display and interpretation. These loans are only made to organisations which meet our loan criteria. In special circumstances research loans can be approved from our Biodiversity, Geosciences and Archaeological collections.

Education Loans

You can borrow museum specimens and artefacts or learning resource kits from QM Loans to use in your school, library or project; bring learning to life through evidence-based inquiry or exhibitions.

Research Loans

Research loans can be approved from our Natural Environments Program (marine and terrestrial biodiversity collection material), Ancient Environments Program (palaeontology and mineralogy collection material) and Cultural Environments Program (archaeology collection material).

For research loans, please contact the relevant curator to discuss your requirements.

Exhibition Loans

The Museum loans collection material to communities, regional, state, national and international institutions and organisations for the purposes of display and interpretation. These loans are only made to organisations which meet our loan conditions.

(Please note: there will be no new approvals for outgoing exhibition loans until the end of 2018, in order to allow staff to concentrate on delivery of a number of new exhibitions and displays.)