As part of the British Museum’s collections skills training, this film takes you through what makes a good loan request should you want to borrow works from their collection. Julia Farley, Curator of the British and European Iron Age Collections demonstrates the areas of research that you can do before contacting the British 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. Julia discusses the importance of contacting curators well in advance and working with them, using their knowledge of the collection, to find the best objects for your exhibition.
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You can also view all of the British Museum collections skills training films by following this link to their YouTube channel.