Loans

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.

Download: List of objects on long-term loan (PDF file, 460 KB)


Spencer House, The West Facade. © Spencer House Limited. Photograph by Mark Fiennes

Spencer House, The West Facade. © Spencer House Limited. Photograph by Mark Fiennes

Furniture at Spencer House

The V&A has an important group of 18th-century furniture on loan to London’s Spencer House.

Download: More information about the Spencer
House loan (PDF file, 709 KB)


Cliffe Castle, Keighley

Cliffe Castle, Keighley

Furniture at Cliffe Castle Museum

At Cliffe Castle, Keighley our objects have played a role in re-creating lost interiors.

Download: More information about the Cliffe Castle
Loan (PDF file, 1.34 MB)


Inlaid Room at Sizergh Castle, © National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

Inlaid Room at Sizergh Castle, © National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

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.

Download: More information about the Sizergh
Castle loan (PDF file, 307 KB)


'The Great Bed of Ware', carved oak bed, probably from Ware, Hertfordshire, UK, about 1590. Museum no. W.47-1931

'The Great Bed of Ware', carved oak bed, probably from Ware, Hertfordshire, UK, about 1590. Museum no. W.47-1931

The Great Bed returns to Ware

The 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.

Read more about The Great Bed of Ware

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool won the ACE/RIBA award for Religious Architecture for exterior works by Falconer Chester Architects (with Landscape Projects)

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool won the ACE/RIBA award for Religious Architecture for exterior works by Falconer Chester Architects (with Landscape Projects)

 

The Art and Christianity Enquiry Trust and the V&A

An imaginative joint loan scheme contributes to the Museum’s work with the UK creative economy and stimulates enjoyment and appreciation of art and design.

Download: More information about the V&A and Art and Christianity Enquiry Trust  (PDF file, 2.35 MB)

The Wolsey Angels Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise the £5,000,000 it will cost for the V&A to acquire four Renaissance angels cast for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey and later in the possession of Henry VIII.

Help us buy The Wolsey Angels

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