Exhibitionism – Exhibition planning using loans from other institutions

This workshop will give you practical knowledge about what your organisation will need to know in order to take on and receive loans from other museums. You will hear about various opportunities from Art Fund, Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG) and Vastari. The Imperial War Museum, V & A and Horniman Museum and Gardens will present alongside the Museum of London to give you tips, and provide you with the practical information you need to know about taking on loans from both the Nationals and National Portfolio museums’ perspectives. At the end of the morning session, we have case studies from both Gunnersbury Park Museum and Islington Local History Centre and Museum, who will share their experiences of taking on loans and how they have used these loans to engage with their visitors, as part of the Arts Council England’s Ready to Borrow scheme. This scheme was delivered through local Museum Development providers on behalf of Arts Council England. After a networking lunch, Sarah Brown from Collections Trust will be delivering a workshop on Lending and Borrowing with Spectrum 5.0 and will explore the Spectrum 5.0 Loans in and Loans out procedures, reviewing how different organisations approach these, as well as the other Spectrum procedures that contribute to the successful management of loans, including Insurance and indemnity. We will also discuss tricky situations such as how you deal with borrowed objects if the original lender can no longer be contacted.

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This workshop will be delivered through our Arts Council England funded Outreach Programme, in collaboration with the Museum Development Network.