Loans

The V&A supports an ambitious programme of loans, as a key means of making our collections more widely available to the public and enhancing the reputation of the V&A as the world’s leading museum of art and design.

We contribute objects to hundreds of exhibitions and displays in the UK and around the world every year in order to promote, support and develop the UK creative economy by inspiring designers and makers and, by stimulating enjoyment and appreciation of design.

We also encourage the use of our collections to supplement permanent displays in other museums, regional galleries and historic buildings and has around 1,800 objects on long-term loan throughout the UK. A selection of these can be seen below.

All loans are subject to the V&A Loans Policy and Conditions. Potential borrowers can find further guidance on how to borrow from the V&A and how much it costs here:

Loans from the V&A are managed by the Loans Section, which can be contacted on: Loans_Section@vam.ac.uk


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 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, 400 KB)

Strawberry Thief Free iPad Game

Strawberry Thief by BAFTA award winning games designer Sophia George is a playful celebration of the work of Victorian designer William Morris. Uncover the famous Arts and Crafts design by drawing on your screen with your finger and watch your iPad transform from blank paper to an animated masterpiece.

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Event - Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics

Sat 31 January 2015–Sun 03 January 2016

DISPLAY: Blue-and-white printed ceramics are a pronounced British phenomenon with continued appeal for potters, artists and consumers. At its very best ceramic printing in blue results in a high-quality, technically precise and aesthetically pleasing decoration, enabling a rapid design response to society and culture.

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