The British Museum have created a series of films to help museums become ‘loan-ready’. Part of the British Museum’s Collections Skills Training resources, the videos offer guidance on many aspects of the loans process; from researching collections before an initial request, through to how objects will be moved and stored after being on loan.
With funding from the HLF, the films aim to increase the skills and confidence that museums need in order to request loans of objects for exhibition more frequently. These skills would be relevant to museums wanting to borrow from the British Museum, and potentially from other national museums as well.
The Mendoza Review in 2017 reinforced the commitment of national museums to ensuring that people across the country have access to their collections, by working in partnership to share their objects and expertise more widely.
You can watch the British Museum Collections Skills Training films by following the links below: