Object lending as a great logistic and communicative achievement

The objects in exhibitions are often not from the museum’s own collections but belong to other institutions or private persons. To arrange such loans frequently requires considerable logistic proficiency as well as competence in many different areas of a museum. Karen Klein, responsible as registrar for the external lending service of the Deutsches Historisches Museum, provides a look behind the scenes of the DHM as seen in the example of a major loan request from the Museum Arnhem.