MAP’s artworks on loan to the MET Breur, New York for Mrinalini Mukherjee’s exhibition, 2019

MAP believes in making its collection widely available to institutions all over the world. 

The active loans programme is open to both regional and international institutions, making the artworks in MAP’s collection accessible to larger audiences. With the loans programme, MAP aims to raise the profile of Indian art globally, and to build and strengthen relationships with cultural institutions across the globe. The museum welcomes requests to loan objects from its collection as a way of contributing to greater awareness and knowledge of Indian visual arts. 

Building Global Partnerships

In the past, works of art from the MAP collection have been included in exhibitions at The Met (New York), the Tate Modern (London, UK), the Indian Heritage Centre (Singapore), the Bahrain Museum (Manama, Bahrain) and the Smith College Museum of Art (Massachusetts, USA).  The Museum has also loaned its artworks within the country to the National Gallery of Modern Art (Bangalore & New Delhi), the Piramal Museum of Art (Mumbai) and the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (New Delhi).

If you would like to borrow an artwork from the MAP collection, we suggest first looking at our online database as a useful resource in preliminary research. MAP also recommends an informal conversation with our collection specialists to discuss the artwork selection and the practicalities of borrowing. In order to submit a loan request, please write to us at