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Get what you give? The value and benefits of proactively lending collection...

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Get what you give? The value and benefits of proactively lending collections

The British Museum’s National Programmes team, with the generous support of the Vivmar Foundation, is hosting a free one-day conference on Thursday 31 August 2017, exploring the subject of lending museum collections.

Conference Scope

Lending is a vibrant part of our sector, and museums’ capacity to borrow from each other is being substantially increased thanks to recent initiatives such as Arts Council England’s ‘Ready to Borrow’ grants programme, the Touring Exhibitions Group’s 'Preparing to Borrow' initiative, and the Art Fund Weston Loans Programme.

How we can make the most of these opportunities and get more collections on the move? This conference aims to explore how UK museums of every size, as well as non-museum spaces with collections, can be encouraged and supported to proactively lend to each other and to borrow from wider sources.

Conference Programme

The programme for the day is currently in development, but will include a range of sessions exploring the following themes though presentations, workshops, discussion and debate:

  • Inspiration & strategy
  • Skills & people
  • Practice & logistics

A finalised schedule will be released in the coming weeks, with contributions from UK museum partners as well as national organisations including Arts Council England, the Art Fund, and the Touring Exhibitions Group. There will also be time to share ideas through Q&A sessions and networking opportunities.

Information for delegates

This event is free to attend and open to anyone working in or with UK Museums.

The day will be suitable for delegates who are museum professionals and volunteers, especially those working in exhibitions, loans, collections management, partnerships, sector development and curation; cultural sector body representatives; academics; freelance practitioners; and people working in the creative and digital industries with a relevance to the museum sector.

Please note:

The start and end times shown are provisional and will be confirmed along with the final programme for the day.

Lunch will be provided.

A photographer will be present throughout the day, documenting the event for the Museum; by attending you will be agreeing to this photography.

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