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

Smarter loans


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.

Government Indemnity Scheme


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.