Institutions with restrictions on loan requests.
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts Due to forthcoming refurbishment works, The Barber Institute will be unable to process loan requests, effective from August 2022. Subject to the usual 12 months’ notice for international loans, and 9 months’ notice for UK loans, they welcome loan requests for exhibitions opening from October 2024. All loan requests that have already been agreed will be honoured.
The British Library have changed their required minimum lead in time to borrow for international loans (including tours originating in the UK) to 12 months (previously 6 months). The requirement of 6 months for UK venues remains the same. Any queries, to be addressed to Barbara O’Connor Barbara.o’firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Gallery Will honour all existing commitments, but bicentenary projects will restrict ability to lend from January 2023 until August 2026.
Institutions that are not currently taking loan requests.
The RAF Museum outward loans programme is currently closed due to their team’s commitments to other projects.
Ashmolean Museum The loans programme for 2022 is already at capacity, there is a moratorium on all new loan requests for exhibitions beginning in the calendar year 2022.
Norfolk Museums Loans out programme has been temporarily paused until Spring 2023.
Manchester Museum Placing a temporary hold on all new loan requests while working towards reopening in February 2023.
V&A Collections housed at our Blythe House store and at Young V&A will not be available for loan to exhibitions opening from January 2020 until October 2024.
Museum of London Expect to re-open the lending programme within 6 months of opening our new museum in 2024.
National Portrait Gallery Unable to process new requests for loans between 2021 and January 2024.
Science Museum Group Requests for loans will open again in 2024.
Horniman Museum and Gardens Due to the Nature + Love project, the Horniman has implemented a moratorium on loans out, effective from January 2022, expected to last until circa 2025-26.