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Preparing to Borrow

This live online training guides participants through the complete lending and borrowing process when borrowing from UK public museums and galleries.

The training covers the perspective of both the lender and borrow to provide a holistic understanding of the process, with an emphasis on building the knowledge and confidence of staff and volunteers in borrowing organisations.

This is a live and interactive training based on discussion and problem solving, covering:

  • The benefits of borrowing
  • Researching suitable objects for loan
  • Making a case to borrow
  • Communicating with lenders
  • Loan applications
  • Fees and contracts
  • Potential sources of funding in the UK
  • Scheduling
  • Transportation
  • Facilities reports
  • British Government Indemnity Scheme (GIS)* and UK commercial insurance
  • Security
  • Emergency planning

Zoom breakout rooms will be used for discussions and activities in small groups. The number of participants is capped at 24 to support an interactive learning experience.

The workshop is delivered by:

  • an experienced TEG trainer
  • Katie Lloyd, Grants Manager, Art Fund

Further information about the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund is available on the Art Fund wesbite. The next deadline for applications in autumn 2024 will be published shortly. 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.

Training Dates

09:30 – 12:30 Wednesdays 3 + 10 July 2024 

09:30 – 12:30 Tuesdays 23 + 30 July 2024 

13:00 – 16:00 Thursdays 1 + 8 August 2024 

If you have a question about this online training, please email seminars@teg.org.uk

TEG can offer this workshop for a nominal fee thanks to support from Art Fund.

  • Online
    Members: £10
    Non-members: £10
  • Online
    Members: £10
    Non-members: £10
  • Online
    Members: £10
    Non-members: £10