Use this procedure to assess and manage requests for you to lend objects for an exhibition or any other reason. Lending can be a good way of making your collections more accessible, raising the profile of your own museum, and developing your networks.
Assessing requests for you to lend your objects and managing the lending process until loans are returned to you.
This is a primary procedure. Accredited UK museums must meet the Spectrum standard set out below. The suggested procedure is one way to achieve the standard, but it is just a suggestion.
This is the Spectrum standard for Loans out (lending objects). It includes policy questions and sets out the minimum requirements you should aim to meet however you put this procedure into practice.
This suggested procedure shows how you might meet the Spectrum standard for Loans out (lending objects). It is presented in two formats: text and workflow diagram. They are meant to be starting points for you to adapt to the needs of your own museum.