Some objects from the collections may be borrowed by individuals and organisations for research and display. We are unable to provide loan material to individual schools for teaching sessions. Instead we offer a range of services which can help and support schools in a variety of ways.
The huge range of objects represented in our collections, together with the differing requirements for collection care, means that each collection operates its own individual loans policy.
Loans for research or display must be negotiated on an individual basis with the collection manager responsible for each type of object. A loan can only take place if the collection manager is satisfied that adequate insurance cover has been arranged by the borrower and that the environmental conditions and transport arrangements will not put the object at risk.