The primary aims of the Art Collection are:
Art works are available for display in approved areas around the university. Security and protection from environmental damage are a consideration in deciding placements, as is accessibility for viewing and tours.
The collection is a distributed one, and is not able to be frequently moved, so long term homes are preferred.
Other institutions may request to borrow works for appropriate purposes, such as teaching or exhibition. Loans are at the discretion of the Director of Te Tumu Herenga | Libraries and Learning Services.
When artworks are loaned to institutions outside the University for exhibition, the University of Auckland Art Collection Loan Agreement terms and conditions must be agreed to by the borrowing institute and signed by an authority with the ability to accept the loan terms and conditions.
In certain circumstances, the Art Collection team may display works from other public or private collections, such as touring exhibitions or long-term loans. In such circumstances, the Art Collection team will ensure there are loan agreements in place and works are appropriately insured.