Date(s) - 31/10/2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Imperial War Museum
Trainers – Dana Andrew: Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG) Trainer, William Brown: National Security Advisor, Arts Council England & Penny Bull: Senior Programmes Manager, Art Fund
This session is suitable for any museum or gallery professional interested to gain an introduction to the processes and procedures involved in borrowing an object or exhibition, and for those wishing to start a conversation with the National Security Advisor or Art Fund about the Weston Loan Programme.
Delivered as part of TEG’s year-long Preparing to Borrow programme, supported by Arts Council England, the National Museum Directors’ Council, the Art Fund and TESS Demountable, the Preparing to Borrow workshop supports participants to acquire the knowledge and confidence to make an application to borrow an object or exhibition.
It is 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
- Facilities reports
- Government Indemnity and commercial insurance
- Emergency planning
Each workshop is will also introduce the forthcoming funding initiative, the Weston Loan Programme. The training encourages networking, and provides the opportunity to meet colleagues from other organisations who are looking to borrow and find partners.
By the end of the course, participants will:
- Feel more confident about making an application to borrow an object or exhibition.
- Be familiar with all of the steps involved in borrowing.
- Have explored the potential to use Government Indemnity to insure loans.
- Have explored sources of funding to support borrowing and lending activity.
- Have been made aware of resources and in-person support that is available to help them to borrow.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided