Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum may lend objects from its collections to other museums to make them publicly accessible, while considering good preservation practices and CHSDM’s own exhibition and research plans. CHSDM collections will only be lent for public exhibition, research, and other educational purposes.

Requests for exhibition loans should be received at least one year prior to the opening date.

For information on requesting a loan from CHSDM, please email