Researching your loan request - British Museum collections skills film

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This film takes you through what makes a good loan request should you want to borrow works from the British Museum collection. It demonstrates the areas of research that you can do before contacting the museum to make a loan request in order to ensure the object you are requesting really brings to life the story you are planning to tell in your exhibition.

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.

Government Indemnity Scheme

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The GIS allows the public access to objects within the UK which might not otherwise be available, by providing borrowers with an alternative to the considerable cost of commercial insurance. It means that a museum, gallery, archive or library can arrange to borrow objects from non-national institutions and private lenders and in the event of loss or damage, compensation will be paid to the owner by the Government.