Exhibition Loans - York Museums Trust

Exhibition Loans

Temporary Closure

During the coronavirus crisis, York Museums Trust is continuing to follow government advice and the safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors are of the utmost importance. 

In line with the latest guidelines, York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum will be closed until further notice. Our loans programme is also closed at this time. 

Under the government’s coronavirus job retention scheme, our staff are on furlough leave from 1 April to 30 June 2020. If you have already requested a loan, please be aware that our work on this is currently on holdwe will be in touch after 1 July. New requests will not be acknowledged or considered until after this date, which, as we work to a minimum six month lead period for requests, means we are unable to accommodate any loans required before January 2021. 


If you would like to borrow one of our objects or paintings for an exhibition or for other uses, you will need to request permission.

We will need details from you about why you wish to borrow the item and if permission is granted, we ask that you comply with certain conditions.

Click here to read our Conditions for Loaning Objects from the Collections.

To make a request, please email enquiries@ymt.org.uk.  Most of our loans are to other museums and galleries and we expect the public to be able to benefit from our collections.

Please note that we may need up to six months’ notice because of the time required to arrange for conservation work, photography, insurance and transport.