Loans from national museums 20/2/2013

Thousands of objects are lent by national museums to museums, heritage organisations and venues across the UK every year. This allows more people across the UK to see objects from the nationally funded collections. Loans are made to museums for a variety of different reasons: they may provide the content for historic houses and are lent on a long-term basis; it may be a UK tour of a star object; the object might have a particular local resonance or interest; or it may be part of a much larger partnership project.

NMDC has produced a briefing paper, The UK Collection, which includes examples of such projects across the UK and illustrates the breadth and variety of loan projects which are underway.

The paper can be read here and for further information about UK partnerships see here.