Long Loans

"The Arts University Bournemouth has been associated with the Arts Council Collection for more than a decade.  Throughout this time we have been able to access important works which have given students, staff and the wider public an opportunity to see parts of this unique collection of British art.  The collaboration with curatorial and professional staff at the Arts Council Collection has been of the highest order and I commend the service to others."
Professor  Stuart Bartholomew CBE
Principal and Vice‑Chancellor ​Arts University Bournemouth ​

The Long Loan scheme not only provides loans to the museum and gallery sector, but also to other public institutions, such as universities, colleges, charities, libraries and hospitals. These loans are generally between three and five years in length and the Hayward Gallery technical team carries out the delivery and installation. There is a fee for these loans based on the value and number of artworks requested.

Current Long Loan clients include:

The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland; The Arts University, Bournemouth; Barbican Centre, London; Bath Spa University, Bath; BBC Trust, London; Cambridge Institute for Medical Research; Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Oxford; Chatham House, Royal Institute for International Affairs, London; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull; Institute of Healthy Ageing, London; Killick Street Health Centre, London; King's College, London; Mead Gallery, Coventry; National Housing Federation, London; National Institute for Medical Research, London; Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich; Oxford Combined Court Centre, Oxford; Paintings in Hospitals (Nationwide); River and Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames; Royal Society of Arts, London; Said Business School, Oxford; Southbank Centre, London; St. George's Hospital Trust, London; St. Peter’s College, Oxford; Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London; University College, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, London; University of Greenwich, London; University of Hull, Hull; University of Leicester, Leicester; The Wohl Virion Centre, London; Arts Council England, London; Arts Council England, Brighton; and Arts Council England, Nottingham.


For further information, please contact: loans@southbankcentre.co.uk


Exhibition Loans

The Collection welcomes requests for loans from galleries and museums as part of their exhibition and display programmes.
Select Scheme

The Select programme invites galleries and museums to select exhibitions and displays from the Arts Council Collection.
Long Loan Conditions

Download more information on the Long Loan process.

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.