Loan Policy

The Jewish Museum of Greece maintains a strict loan policy and has drawn up special documents regarding the loaning and donating of items. It accepts items on loan only for temporary exhibitions and for limited amounts of time. It is itself open to applications to loan its own items to other institutions, even for extended periods of time, but only in the form of binding two- or three-year contracts. This is due to the extreme scarcity of the items it owns but also to reasons of flexibility and the ability to satisfy many demands. One example of the Jewish Museum’s collaboration with other museums internationally, is its loan of a yellow “star of David” made of cloth to the Imperial War Museum in London. This loan, based on a three-year renewable contract, has been incorporated in the permanent Holocaust exhibition of the I.W.M.