The scheme provides cost-free indemnity cover to borrowing institutions for loss or damage to art or cultural items on short or long-term loan. Objects can be intended for public display or study purposes.
It covers loans from private lenders in the UK and abroad, as well as loans from UK non-national museums and galleries. Loans from national museums are not covered – these museums lend at their own risk.
The scheme covers objects and artworks during: transit to and from the borrowing venue; storage; setting up; display; and dismantling.
To find out more about the scheme, click the links below to download the guidelines for national and non-national institutions.