Viola Bank Recipient Responsibilities

Recipients of loans from the American Viola Society’s Viola Bank are expected to be AVS members in good standing at the time of the loan application or may submit a membership application in conjunction with the loan application. Recipients must acquire instrument insurance and provide proof of insurance to the AVS National Office prior to receiving the instrument.

During the term of the loan, recipients are responsible for maintaining the instrument in good repair. Should the instrument require repair services, the recipient my use an AVS approved local luthier or Robertson & Sons Violins in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Loans are typically for a one-year period from the date it is shipped from the Viola Bank. Loans may be renewed for a second year by requesting an extension of the loan in writing to the Viola Bank; postmarked no later than 90 days prior to the culmination of the loan. Recipients are expected to return the instrument to Robertson & Sons within two weeks of the end of the loan period and proper instrument packing instructions are provided below.

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Packing & Shipping Instructions – PDF