Exhibition Loans

Arts Council Collection: Exhibition Loans

The Arts Council Collection is the principal source of modern and contemporary loans to museums and galleries across the UK.

The Collection welcomes requests for loans from galleries and museums as part of their exhibition and display programmes. Loans to UK museums and galleries are usually free of charge. Formal applications for loans should be made in writing to the Director, Arts Council Collection, at least six months in advance.

Next Internal Loans Meetings

Monday 21 March 2022

Monday 25 April 2022

Monday 23 May 2022

To enquire about the availability of works, please contact: 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.