Policy and Procedures for Temporary or Commercial Exhibitions by Third Parties at The Hunt Museum Limerick

This document sets out guidelines for exhibition by Third Parties held, or hosted, by The Hunt Museum, on its current site at Rutland Street, Limerick.

The Guidelines aim to address, and accommodate, the requirements of exhibitions and would be exhibitors, encompassing also site-specific work within the grounds at Rutland Street, Limerick.

The Guidelines will be implemented by the Director of the Hunt Museum and the Head of Exhibitions.
Scope:

Temporary exhibitions enhance the scope and variety of the Hunt Museum’s offering to the people of Limerick and the wider region.  Exhibitions with a commercial component have the potential to raise funds for the Museum’s activities, such as care of collections and educational and outreach activities in the community.

Temporary exhibitions provide the public with access to works not normally on public display and may enhance interpretations with objects in the Museum’s permanent collection.

Temporary exhibitions can address art forms and themes not fully addressed in the Museum’s permanent collection.

Temporary exhibitions should be encouraged as part of the Museum’s overall educational and outreach programme.

Temporary exhibitions may provide artists and craftspeople with a forum / venue for displaying their works in a public space that might not otherwise be available to them.

Temporary Exhibitions allow repeat visitors to see something new at the museum during their visit and where the exhibition has a commercial component it may encourage their purchasing an artefact, which in turn will support museum operations.

Intending Exhibitors:

Those wishing to have an exhibition at The Hunt Museum need to follow these guidelines.
•    Apply in writing to the Head of Exhibitions no later than 12 months prior to the proposed exhibition date.
•    Applications must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae with 6 high resolution colour images supporting their application.  The Hunt Museum, at its discretion, may request additional information.
•    Artists will be responsible for insuring their work while on display at the museum.
•    Please include name and contact details of two Referees.