Manchester Art Gallery

Loans policy

Loans from the collection

Manchester Art Gallery has an active loans programme of short and long term loans to UK and international venues to help increase public access to our collection and enrich our understanding of it. We aim to support as many requests as possible within the resources we have available, balancing the number of loans we can support with our own public programme and essential collections care activity. Our full loans policy, including details of how to request a loan, can be downloaded here.

If you would like further information about borrowing works from the collection please contact our Senior Registrar, details below.

Loans 2020-2025

From spring 2020 we will be preparing for and undertaking a series of large scale collection moves to consolidate and improve our storage, in preparation for a capital development project at Platt Hall in 2023. During this time we will be unable to support loans from the collection and will therefore not be considering any loan requests after 1 April 2020. All lending commitments which have already been agreed will be honoured. It is anticipated that we will be able to resume lending activity from 2025, and we will provide further details nearer the time.

The collection moves will allow us to improve the storage and access for a large percentage of our collection. Our collection is already fully searchable via our website here and during the course of the project we hope to be able to add to the information which is available online.

If you would like to use images from the collection as an alternative please contact Bridgeman Images uksales@bridgemanimages.com or complete the image licensing enquiry form.

Enquiries

For further information about our loans policy, please contact:

Phillippa Milner, Senior Galleries Registrar
Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL
Tel: 0161 235 8890
Email: p.milner@manchester.gov.uk

Downloads

Loans Policy 2019–2021.


Image

Louisa Hodgson, In Search of Peace