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Government guidance on protecting objects on loan from abroad from seizure

DCMS has published guidance for museums borrowing loan items from abroad on how to ensure the loans are not seized by UK courts in cases where ownership is in dispute.

Objects are protected from seizure when displayed in a museum or gallery approved by the Culture Secretary, where a list of loans has been published, and where the museum has carried out due diligence on the object.

The guidance includes an application form to become an approved museum; once certified, a museum does not have to reapply to host every new loan from abroad.

Full details, and a list of approved museums, can be found on the Gov.uk website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/protecting-cultural-objects-on-loan

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