With our proactive loans policy, we seek to make our collections accessible to as many people as possible, whether in Lausanne or around the world. Loan requests may be made for artefacts, archive documents, photos and films.

How do you request a loan?

To enable us to assess each request, any institution interested in obtaining a loan is invited to complete the online contact form.

Detailed requests submitted (ideally three months) in advance will be given the fullest attention.

Who can request a loan?

We consider loan requests from public or public service bodies, in particular: 

  • Museums, archives, libraries, cultural institutions and recognised festivals
  • Institutions belonging to the Olympicfamily

Requests from private organisations are also studied on a case-by-case basis.  

What are the loan criteria?

All loan requests are assessed based on the following criteria: 

  • Availability of the object
  • Alignment with the missions of the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage
  • Condition and stability of the object which will have to travel
  • The conditions for transport, presentation and preservation planned by the borrower

All the loan preparation documents (exhibition scenario, facility report, plan of the exhibition space, plan and description of the showcases, project timetable, etc.) give us a better understanding of the project and help us to see whether it corresponds to our criteria, and enable us to propose objects that best match the chosen subject matter. 

We are here to advise you on the selection and availability of the various objects. Wherever possible, we recommend that you visit the Museum beforehand for a face-to-face meeting to discuss your project in more detail.  


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