Manchester Art Gallery

Loans policy

Loans Moratorium 1 July 2021 – 2024

From Summer 2021 we will be undertaking a significant programme of collection-based work to secure the long-term preservation and usefulness of the city’s nationally designated collections through much-needed improvements to collections housing across the Gallery’s three sites of Manchester Art Gallery, Queens Park Conservation studios and Platt Hall.

We will be unable to consider any new loan requests from 1 July 2021 onwards, but all lending commitments which have already been agreed will be honoured. It is anticipated that we will be able to resume our lending programme in 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 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 or complete the image licensing enquiry form.

Loans Policy

Manchester Art Gallery has an active 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 and costs associated with borrowing works from the collection can be downloaded below.

If you would like further information about borrowing works from our collection, please contact:

Phillippa Milner, Senior Galleries Registrar
Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL
Tel: 0161 235 8890


Loans Policy 2019 – 2021


Louisa Hodgson, In Search of Peace