Exhibition Loans

Arts Council Collection: Exhibition Loans

For the next few years, we will be preparing for the next chapter in our history with exciting plans for a new collection store in Coventry. As the UK's major lender of modern and contemporary British art this will mean more opportunities for the British public's art collection to be used and enjoyed both nationally and internationally. In prioritising our collection move we have a loans moratorium in place as we prepare to move the collection to its new home in Coventry. We are honouring existing agreed loans and from this point onwards are unable to loan from the Collection until early 2026.

We look forward to working with you in the near future and welcoming you to our new collection store in Coventry.

Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us:  loans@southbankcentre.co.uk

Touring Exhibitions

New Touring Exhibitions from the Collection are launched each year and travel throughout the country.
Long Loans

The Long Loan scheme provides loans to museums, galleries and other public institutions such as universities, charities, and hospitals.



The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With more than 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyond. This website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.