How to Borrow
IWM lends material from its Collections to museums of all shapes and sizes.
We ask you to remember these important issues when considering a request:
- We need to receive your request in advance so we can consider and administer it properly. We ask for at least 6 months' notice – more if the loan request is for more than 10 items or if it is for an exhibition overseas.
- We have a cost recovery policy. In common with other museums we expect the borrower to pay for the direct costs associated with the loan (such as transport, packing, conservation, etc). We also recover the indirect costs associated with the loan, including staff time. The Registrar will be happy to discuss these with you when you make your request.
The Guide to Borrowing from IWM gives more information on how to make a loan request and outlines in more detail how we will administer loans.
If you want to borrow from the Collections, please also read the Terms and Conditions before making your request.
Loan requests can be made using our online form. Please ensure all items requested have an object ID number and description, available from our online collections catalogue.
Alternatively, if you want to know more about the loans process, please email our Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.