You should have a policy on lending objects. This could either be a standalone document or part of a wider collections management policy. Either way, in deciding your policy you will most likely need to consider these questions: Why might you lend objects? Who can potentially borrow from you? Why might you refuse loan requests? […]
Assessing requests for you to lend your objects and managing the lending process until loans are returned to you.
Use this procedure to assess and manage requests for you to lend objects for an exhibition or any other reason. Lending can be a good way of making your collections more accessible, raising the profile of your own museum, and developing your networks.
This is a Spectrum primary procedure. UK museums must meet the standard set out below to fulfil the requirements of the Museum Accreditation Scheme.
You should have a written procedure that explains the steps to follow when objects are being considered for loan, and when they are loaned. This suggested procedure, and the workflow based on it, are useful starting points. However you do it, your own procedure should meet the minimum requirements of the Spectrum standard. To see […]