We believe in making our collection widely available to audiences around the world and our active loan programme allows us to do so. With collaboration as one of our core values, we aim to raise the profile of Indian art globally, and to build and strengthen relationships with cultural institutions across the globe. We welcome requests to loan objects from our collection as a way of contributing to greater awareness and knowledge of Indian visual arts. 

Works from our 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).  We have also loaned 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 encourage you to explore our online database. An informal conversation with our conservation specialists can be arranged to discuss the artwork selection and the practicalities of borrowing. In order to submit a loan request, please write to us at