Museum Hours
Thu: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Loan Requests

Requests for institutional loans of works from the Asian Art Museum Collection

The Asian Art Museum considers the loan of artworks from the collections to accredited arts institutions. Requests to borrow should be addressed to the office of the museum director and should include a description of the exhibition in which the artwork would be shown, an explanation of the importance of the loan to the exhibition, and a facilities report.

Instructions for Prospective Borrowers:

At least 12 months prior to the date of the desired loan, please send a letter to:

Attn. Dr. Jay Xu, Barbara Bass Bakar Director and CEO
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco CA 94102

Please include:

  • Full identification of artwork(s) desired for loan
  • Description of the exhibition, title, dates, venue, etc.
  • Importance of the loaned object(s) for the exhibition
  • Facilities report

For Asian Art Museum collection information, visit the online collection.