The borrower must submit this application including the definitive list of loans electronically three months before the opening of the exhibition or other event for
which the loans are required, to the NL.
6.1 Conditions of Loan, Obligation to exercise due care
6.1.1 Condition report
The condition report documents the state of the item loaned at the time of handing over to the transporter
appointed by the borrower. The latter shall hand over the item loaned to the borrower after the transport has been completed.
The borrower shall examine whether the condition of the item loaned corresponds to the condition report. In the event that
damages be ascertained, the borrower is bound to make immediate report to the NL. If the borrower shall fail to make due
report, the item loaned shall be deemed approved as received according to the condition report.
6.1.2 For the period of the loan
The borrower undertakes to handle the item loaned correctly throughout the duration of loan. Storage costs and
upkeep during the period of loan in conjunction with the loan shall be borne by the borrower. The latter shall
instruct all persons with access to the item loaned on how to handle the item loaned correctly.
6.1.3 Procedure in the event of damages
If a case of damages should occur during the duration of loan, the borrower is bound to report the same to
the NL immediately. The borrower shall then compile a report on the occurrence of damages, and bear the costs thereof,
and enclose a photographic report of the damages.
After the exhibition the transport company shall bring the item loaned back to the NL. The NL shall then check
that the state of the item loaned corresponds to the condition report. If damages shall be ascertained, report
shall be made to the borrower immediately. The borrower shall be liable for damages caused by the borrower or the
transport company up to the insurance value. In the event that the borrower shall be tardy in returning the item
loaned this must be reported to the NL at once. The NL may then grant the borrower and appropriate grace period.
If no grace period is set for the return, the borrower shall be liable for damages due to delay as also for the occurrence.
In the case of non-compliance with the statutory conditions of the present loan agreement, the NL is entitled to withdraw
from the agreement immediately, to take back the item loaned and, in the event, to demand reparation for damages.
The borrower may neither reproduce the item loaned nor use it other than pursuant to the agreement without
written authorisation by the NL.
The borrower shall duly designate the item loaned in the exhibition plates, the printed catalogue and any other
publications as the property of the NL. The borrower shall provide the NL with a complimentary copy of the catalogue free of charge.
6.4 Right of access and right to view
The NL is entitled to view the relevant item at the exhibition or storage location and to check
compliance with the agreed conditions.
6.5 Law applicable and venue
For disputes arising under this agreement Swiss law shall be exclusively applicable. Venue is Bern.