Here you can find further resources to help with the Spectrum procedure Loans in (borrowing objects). For the procedure itself follow this link.

Developing a documentation procedural manual

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The procedural manual is a widely recognised device for expressing and communicating a museum’s policy and practice. It should include reference to the standards the museum uses for collecting information about museum objects. The resource describes how to develop and maintain a procedural manual, and what it might contain.

Documentation planning pack

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The aim of the Collections Trust Documentation planning pack is to assist museums to produce their own documentation plans. The guidelines contained in the pack can be used for all types of documentation planning; they are not intended as the only way to produce a documentation plan and are specifically to help the documentation planning process as required by UK Museum Accreditation Scheme.

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.

Loans in procedure, Imperial War Museum

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The Imperial War Museum have shared their guidelines for borrowing/lending that they use for their Loans in procedure. Their Loans in policy enables the Museum to borrow items from owners, such as cultural organisations, private individuals directly or via a third party appointed by the owner and known as a lender.

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.