Documents and useful links
The UKRG Standard Facilities Report enables lenders to assess the practicalities involved in making loans. It lists general requirements to be considered during the loan of an object and helps both borrowers and lenders identify potential problems and reach agreement on how these can be resolved.
The UKRG Security Supplement works with the UKRG Standard Facilities Report and enables lenders to assess a borrower’s emergency and security measures, identify potential problems and reach agreement on how these can be resolved.
The National Gallery 'Standard Facilities and Security Supplement: Wall Cases, Hanging Method and Display Cases' helps us assess the borrower’s display methods.
National Gallery Policies
Loans from the National Gallery are underpinned by the approaches outlined in the following policies. For further information please contact our National Programmes Manager or Senior Collection Registrar who can provide general advice on lending in the UK and what kind of loans we might be able to support.
Loans out policy
The National Gallery’s lending policy
Risk Management statement for loans of paintings from the National Gallery
Risk Management statement for the conservation of National Gallery paintings which aims to ensure that preventative conservation is carried out for works on loan as well as well as on site.
The Preventative Risk Management statement sets out risk factors such as humidity, temperature, light, pest presence and activity or shock and vibration that should be actively managed.
More about the National Gallery Collection
National Gallery Collection
Browse our collection online
National Gallery Picture Library
Find out more about licensing images of the National Gallery Collection
National Gallery – Paintings and their environment
An overview of how the National Gallery manages environmental conditions for paintings
NMDC Loans between National and Non-national Museums
Practical guidelines on the loans process and standards that national museums seek to meet when lending to museums within the UK
UK Government Indemnity Scheme (GIS)
Find out about GIS, run by Arts Council England which provides an alternative to high cost insurance
Museums Association principles for lending and borrowing from UK Museums
Museums and Galleries Act 1992
UK Government legislation relating to national museums and galleries
National Heritage Act 1980
UK Government legislation relating to items and collections of historic, artistic or scientific interest and public benefit in relation to the UK Government Indemnity Scheme and property accepted in lieu of tax.
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