Loans to regional museums are an important way of ensuring that V&A collections and expertise reach a wider audience.
Every year the V&A lends thousands of items to temporary exhibitions throughout Britain and the world and also has almost 2,000 pieces on long-term loan to museums and houses across the UK from Aberdeen to Penzance.
The work is co-ordinated by the Registrar's section and many staff are involved: curators, conservators, packers, and photographers.
Furniture at Spencer House
The V&A has an important group of 18th-century furniture on loan to London’s Spencer House.
Furniture at Cliffe Castle Museum
At Cliffe Castle, Keighley our objects have played a role in re-creating lost interiors.
Inlaid Room at Sizergh Castle
At Sizergh Castle, near Kendal in the Lake District panelling from the Inlaid Chamber is displayed in the location for which it was made in the 16th Century.
The Great Bed returns to WareThe Great Bed has been on a year-long loan to Ware Museum, Hertfordshire, which came to an end on 7 April 2013. Over 34,000 visitors and groups saw the bed whilst it was in Ware.
The bed is now being dismantled and packed for return to the V&A. where it will resume its place in the British Galleries at the beginning of May 2013.