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Traveling Exhibitions

Traveling Exhibitions from the CU Art Museum’s Permanent Collection
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The CU Art Museum offers traveling exhibitions available for rent from its permanent collection. Bookings for 2012 and beyond are being accepted. Rental fees range from $6,000 – $9,000. In addition, the museum offers its cost-subsidized catalog of outreach traveling exhibitions to Colorado museums and community centers with general operating budgets up to $300,000. For policies and contact information, please reference Booking Policies section below.

Booking Policies:

Exhibition dates are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis according to availability. Exhibition periods are for approximately eight to twelve weeks. A packet that includes a complete checklist and a selection of images can be furnished upon request. Electronic copies of the text for exhibition labels and title panels are provided with each exhibition. Installation and handling instructions accompany exhibitions when necessary.

Before booking can be finalized, borrower must submit a Standard Facilities Report completed within the last three years. If the CU Art Museum approves the Facility Report, a contract will be forwarded for review and signature. Borrowing institutions are responsible for making all packing and shipping arrangements via ground transport fine arts shippers approved by the CU Art Museum. Borrowers are responsible for round trip shipping costs. Borrowing institutions are responsible for providing all risk, wall-to-wall insurance for each exhibition contracted. Certificates of Insurance must be received and approved by CU Art Museum staff prior to finalizing the contract. All borrowed works must be protected from exposure to excessive light, insects, vermin, and extremes of temperature and humidity during transit, storage, and exhibition. The exhibition space must have limited access. Guards or other trained personnel are required to be present during the hours that the exhibition is open to the public. The exhibition space shall be locked and alarmed when the museum is closed. Additional requirements regarding security and environmental controls vary by exhibition. Please contact the CU Art Museum for specific guidelines. Fees are based on exhibition periods of eight to twelve weeks, plus adequate time to install and de-install the exhibition. The exhibition period can be extended up to an additional four weeks provided that there are no conflicts with other borrowing institutions and the works on loan continue to be in stable condition. Exhibition extensions are billed on a prorated weekly basis at $200 per week. A 50% deposit is due upon signing the contract with the balance to be paid two weeks before shipment.

To rent an exhibition or for further inquiries and a complete listing of terms and conditions, please contact the Collection Department at 303-735-5317.