INSITE magazine is about the people and stories that together make up our diverse Victorian museum and gallery community. With interviews, articles, and industry news, it is essential reading for all staff and volunteers in the sector. INSITE is published four times a year.

INSITE Cover / May - July 2017 / Loans

May - July 2017 / Loans

This issue of INSITE is on the theme 'Loans' and features articles on the advantages and obligations that come with receiving long-term loans, a search for lost artworks, the Protection of Cultural Objects Loans Act, the use of international loans to build audiences, and managing quirky loans.

Our cover image is a detail of the Martin Johnson Heade painting, Newburyport Marshes: Approaching Storm, currently at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in the Not As The Songs of Other Lands exhibition. The exhibition is organised by the Ian Potter Museum of Art in collaboration with the Terra Foundation for American Art who have loaned fifteen artworks for the show. The loaned works hang alongside works from the University of Melbourne’s Russell & Mab Grimwade ‘Miegunyah’ Collection, and paintings loaned from Australian collections of Australian artists.

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In this Issue

Artist Janet Dawson with two paintings to be displayed at NGV's 'The Field Revisited' exhibition. Photo courtesy of NGV.

The Field Revisited

In May 2018, the National Gallery of Victoria will restage the first exhibition held at the St Kilda Road site. Beckett Rozentals shares how The Field Revisited exhibition required a search for lost artworks and many loans from around Australia.

Myrtle Wreath, 4th-3rd c. BCE

The Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Act

Alexis Arrowsmith explains the intentions of the immunity from seizure legislation passed in Australia in 2013 and the opportunity it provides for disclosure and research about items in overseas collections.

Installation view of 'The White Wedding Dress' exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery.

International Loans and Renewal

Tansy Curtin tells us how the Bendigo Art Gallery has improved and expanded its gallery spaces and grown its visitation with the help of a number of very successful international exhibitions.

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