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Preparing to Borrow Workshops

With support from Art Fund, in May and June 2022 TEG offered two online Preparing to Borrow workshops.

Each 6-hour live, online, Preparing to Borrow workshop supported participants to acquire the knowledge and confidence to make an application to borrow an object or exhibition. It was an interactive session, based on problem solving and discussion, covering:

  • The benefits of borrowing
  • Researching suitable objects and exhibitions for loan and hire
  • Making a case to borrow
  • Communicating with lenders
  • Loan applications
  • Fees and contracts
  • Sources of funding
  • Scheduling
  • Transportation
  • Facilities reports
  • Government Indemnity and commercial insurance
  • Security
  • Emergency Planning

The number of participants was limited to ensure each person received the support that they needed. Zoom breakout rooms were used for discussions and activities in small groups.

The workshop was delivered by a TEG trainer, William Brown (National Security Advisor, ACE) and Carol Warner (Government Indemnity Scheme (GIS) Manager* ACE), Katie Lloyd (Grants Manager, Art Fund), who introduced the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund, and Kathryn Simpson (Policy & Projects Manager, NMDC ) who talked about the Lending & Borrowing Principles & Guidelines.

Further information about the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund is available on the Art Fund website. To keep up-to-date with developments sign up to Art Fund’s Museum Bulletin.

* HM Government provide Government Indemnity and the GIS team Arts Council England arrange the indemnity.

If you have a question about this workshop, or any other future training opportunities, please email seminars@teg.org.uk

TEG was able to offer these workshops free of charge with Art Fund support.