Bruikleenaanvragen - Afrika Museum

Loan Requests

The collections of the Tropenmuseum, Afrika Museum and National Museum of Ethnography (united in the Collection Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen) comprise nearly 370,000 objects and 260,000 photographic images that are part of the state collections, and another 350.000 images of documentary value.  

Entire collection accessible

Only a small part is on display in the museum galleries. The collection website enables you to browse the collection, including that which is stored behind the scenes. For this presentation, the collection has been subdivided in objects and photographic collections, and has been linked to constituents, exhibitions, expeditions and themes.

Loan requests

Loan requests must be submitted a minimum of six months before the start of the exhibition period.

Please address to:

Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen
Mr. Stijn Schoonderwoerd, director
PO Box 212
2300 AE Leiden

For detailed information, loan fees and general conditions, please refer to the Info sheet Loan Costs (PDF) and Conditions of Loan (PDF).


For more information about the procedure, please contact