Here you can find further resources to help with the Spectrum procedure Loans out (lending objects). For the procedure itself follow this link.
NEMO, the Network of European Museum Organisations, has developed a standardised loan agreement that can be used by all kinds of museums in order to encourage a widespread collaboration between museums working towards a common cultural aim and to increase the mobility of works of arts in Europe.
This guidance from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport outlines how UK museums and galleries can arrange to protect exhibits on loan from abroad from court-ordered seizure.
The Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan (Publication and Provision of Information) Regulations 2008 outlines the prescribed requirements before an object enters the UK and the provision of information after an object enters the UK.
This publication provides a comprehensive overview and recommended standards for touring exhibitions. The standard covers policies, research, schedules, budgets, care for visitors, educational materials, display cases, publicity, packing and storage and protection of exhibits.
Although not a standard, this supplement from the UK Registrars Group provides a template enabling both borrowers and lenders to assess security at borrowing organisations, identify potential problems and reach agreement on how these can be resolved.
Although not a standard, this supplement from the UK Registrars Group provides a template enabling both borrowers and lenders to assess display cases at borrowing organisations, identify potential problems and reach agreement on how these can be resolved.
Although not a standard, the UK Registrars Group (UKRG) Facilities Report provides a template for assessing a venue before a loan is agreed. It is an excellent way of highlighting potential issues surrounding a loan, and can inform the details of a loan agreement.
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.
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.