Loans to Exhibitions

We do not charge a fee for lending works from the Collection. However, on some occasions we may ask a borrower to contribute towards the cost of a loan, particularly if a requested work is on display overseas. Please search for the work concerned on this website and look for it’s location under ‘About the work’.

We have no minimum notice period for requests, however as much notice as possible would be appreciated. Initial requests to borrow works from the Collection should be made in writing to the GAC Director Penny Johnson and emailed to: gac@dcms.gov.uk.

In the request, please include the following:

  • the objects requested quoting GAC accession numbers where possible (search for the work concerned on this website and look under ‘Details’)
  • the title and dates of the exhibition
  • the scope of the exhibition
  • the venue address and names and contact details of key staff involved
  • a clear rationale for the inclusion of the objects in the exhibition, display or project