Loans in form template

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This template Loans in form from the Collections Trust includes blanks for lender’s details; loan start and end date; contacts; details of item loaned; transport and packing. Please also look at the Spectrum Loans in procedure and guidance for more information. Clicking the link on this page will allow you to download this resource as a […]

Checklist for Loans in, Imperial War Museum

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The Imperial War Museum have shared their checklist for Loans in. This document forms part of the Loans in agreement with the owner. Please also look at the Spectrum Loans in procedure and guidance for more information. Clicking the link on this page will allow you to download this resource as a PDF.

Checklist for Loans out, Imperial War Museum

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The Imperial War Museum have shared their checklist for Loans out. This document forms part of the Loans out agreement with the borrower. Please also look at the Spectrum Loans out procedure and guidance for more information. Clicking the link on this page will allow you to download this resource as a PDF.

Guide to borrowing from the Imperial War Museum

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This Guide to Borrowing from the Imperial War Museum explains how to make a loan request and outlines how the Museum will facilitate and administer loans. The Terms and Conditions, which state the specific responsibilities and obligations of the Borrower, should be read in conjunction with this document. Clicking the link on this page will allow […]

How to complete a checklist for Loans in

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The Imperial War Museum have shared their guidance on how to complete the checklist for Loans in form. Please also look at the Spectrum Loans in procedure and guidance for more information. Clicking the link on this page will allow you to download this resource as a PDF.

Loans in policy, Imperial War Museum

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The Imperial War Museum have shared their Loans in policy which enables the Museum to account for the item(s) it borrows and to control the process of borrowing. Please also look at the Spectrum Loans in procedure and guidance for more information. Clicking the link on this page will allow you to download this resource as a […]

Loans in procedure, Imperial War Museum

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The Imperial War Museum have shared their guidelines for borrowing/lending that they use for their Loans in procedure. Their Loans in policy enables the Museum to borrow items from owners, such as cultural organisations, private individuals directly or via a third party appointed by the owner and known as a lender. Please also look at the […]

Loans out agreement, Imperial War Museum

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The Imperial War Museum have shared their Loans out agreement form. This resource is to be used in conjunction with the Checklist for Loans out and Terms and conditions of Loans out. Please also look at the Spectrum Loans out procedure and guidance for more information. Clicking the link on this page will allow you to download […]

Loans out policy, Imperial War Museum

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The Imperial War Museum have shared their loans out policy which applies to the loan of accessioned items in the Museum’s collection. Please also look at the Spectrum Loans out procedure and guidance for more information. Clicking the link on this page will allow you to download this resource as a PDF.

Loans out procedures, Imperial War Museum

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The Imperial War Museum have shared their loans out procedures. It outlines their Loans out policy which applies to the loan of accessioned items in the Museum’s collection. Please also look at the Spectrum Loans out procedure and guidance for more information. Clicking the link on this page will allow you to download this resource as a […]

Receipt for items on loan to the Imperial War Museum

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The Imperial War Museum have shared the receipt that they use for items on loan to them from other museums or institutions. Please also look at the Spectrum Loans in procedure and guidance for more information. Clicking the link on this page will allow you to download this resource as a PDF.

Loans in agreement template, Imperial War Museum

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The Imperial War Museum have shared the template that they use for their Loans in agreements. This may be useful if you are planning an exhibition and do not have a standard template for your organisation. This form is used in conjunction with their Checklist for loans in and their Terms and conditions. Please also […]

NEMO Standard Loan Agreement

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NEMO, the Network of European Museum Organisations, has developed a standardised loan agreement that can be used by all kinds of museums in order to encourage a widespread collaboration between museums working towards a common cultural aim and to increase the mobility of works of arts in Europe. It contains information about the lender and the borrower, the […]

Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan (Publication and Provision of Information) Regulations 2008

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The Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan (Publication and Provision of Information) Regulations 2008 outlines the prescribed requirements before an object enters the UK and the provision of information after an object enters the UK. Clicking the link on this page will open this resource to view on the Legislation.gov.uk website.

Standards for touring exhibitions

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Part of a series of ‘Standards in the Museum Care of Collections’ publications originally produced by the Museums and Galleries Commission between 1992 and 2004, this publication provides a comprehensive overview and recommended standards for touring exhibitions. The standard covers policies, research, schedules, budgets, care for visitors, educational materials, display cases, publicity, packing and storage and protection […]

Loans between national and non-national museums: new standards and practical guidelines

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This publication outlines fifteen loans standards that the National Museum Directors’ Conference (NMDC) members undertake to meet, subject to the resources available, plus loans guidelines for: Research and planning Procedures and administration Insurance and Government Indemnity Scheme Security, environment and display Packing, Transport and Couriers Installation and maintenance Long term loans and touring exhibitions The […]

UK Registrars Group Facilities Report: security supplement

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Although not a standard, this supplement from the UK Registrars Group provides a template enabling both borrowers and lenders to assess security at borrowing organisations, identify potential problems and reach agreement on how these can be resolved. It is an excellent way of highlighting potential issues surrounding a loan, and can inform the details of […]

UK Registrars Group Facilities Report: display case supplement

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Although not a standard, this supplement from the UK Registrars Group provides a template enabling both borrowers and lenders to assess display cases at borrowing organisations, identify potential problems and reach agreement on how these can be resolved. It is an excellent way of highlighting potential issues surrounding a loan, and can inform the details […]

UK Registrars Group Facilities Report

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Although not a standard, the UK Registrars Group (UKRG) Facilities Report provides a template for assessing a venue before a loan is agreed. It is an excellent way of highlighting potential issues surrounding a loan, and can inform the details of a Loan Agreement. Clicking the link on this page will open this resource as a […]

Government Indemnity Scheme: guidelines for non-national institutions

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The Government Indemnity Scheme (GIS), administered by Arts Council England, aims to enhance and widen access to objects of a scientific, technological, artistic or historic nature, by underwriting the insurance of loans between UK borrowing and lending cultural heritage organisations. By doing this it enables organisations to borrow objects which they could not otherwise afford. […]

Government Indemnity Scheme: guidelines for national institutions

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The Government Indemnity Scheme (GIS), administered by Arts Council England, aims to enhance and widen access to objects of a scientific, technological, artistic or historic nature, by underwriting the insurance of loans between UK borrowing and lending cultural heritage organisations. By doing this it enables organisations to borrow objects which they could not otherwise afford. […]

Smarter loans

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This resource from the Museums Association outlines broad principles that set out an ethical approach to loans to help museums think critically about their own practice, whilst being consistent and complementary with existing standards. Clicking the link on this page will open this resource to view on the Museums Association website.

Government Indemnity Scheme

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This resource is related to the Accreditation Standard 2.8 Expert Assessment of security arrangements, ‘The museum must obtain expert security advice for stored and exhibited collections at least every five years, and earlier if needed. It must plan to act on the advice over time.’ This webpage provides information for museums relating to the Government Indemnity […]