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  Have you been asked for Immunity from Seizure?   With an increase in international lenders asking for Immunity from Seizure, many museums and galleries find out too late that they should have begun the application process several months earlier   Does your museum need to be able to offer immunity from seizure? Many international lenders are now asking for…

One of the best ways to approach developing international projects is not to do it alone. Aside from the clichés of “a problem shared” and “two heads are better than one”, it can be a great way of reaching larger audiences, being more ambitious, and being a more compelling proposition for funders. A consortium approach ensures the workload and the…

David Packer, Museum Registrar at The Fitzwilliam Museum provides some useful pointers as well as guiding us through the process of borrowing work from international collections. Try to allow a minimum notice period of one year when submitting loan requests. Allow much longer if your exhibition is marking a major anniversary, as other projects may be looking to display the same…

David Packer, Museum Registrar at The Fitzwilliam Museum provides some useful pointers as well as guiding us through the process of lending objects internationally. When approached by prospective international borrowers, outline a clear process and timetable for securing loans. Ask the borrower to complete the URKG or AAM facilities reports, irrespective of whether they have provided their own report in a…

In 2015 the British Council published an International Tourism Toolkit for UK museums.  This toolkit is the result of a project aimed at increasing the sustainability of non-national museums outside central London by raising awareness of the potential for attracting tourists from Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC countries).   The project was funded by the Arts Council England Museum Resilience…

William Brown is National Security Adviser at Arts Council England, responsible for assessing security risks to National Collections and loans under the terms of the UK Government Indemnity Scheme. He is a member of the ICMS (International Committee on Museum Security), the Metropolitan Police Arts and Antiques Security Group, the National Museums Security Group, and the International Police Association. The…

Your museum wants you to deliver a project in a country you have never worked with before. You have heard reports of civil unrest there, or perhaps you have never even heard of the country. Either way, you might be asking: Whether to travel? Researching the location you plan to travel to is the first and vital stage of establishing, assessing,…

Jim Broughton, Head of International Engagement at the Natural History Museum, gives some useful advice on how to manage potentially difficult situations or questions that could put yours and your institution's reputations at risk. Q. What do I do when local events threaten to overwhelm my partnership programme? A: Keep things in perspective. You may have worked on a project…

In 2008, National Museums Liverpool (NML) embarked on the creation of the international touring exhibition Plantastic. The project was delivered through an international partnership involving the public and private sectors: three museums, one science centre, and an exhibition design and production company. The project was a collaborative venture and the partnership was responsible for delivering the content, design, and build of…

In February 2015, Karen-Emma White from Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life travelled to the Punjab region, a trip that was made possible by a bursary from the British Council’s ‘Connections through Culture’ programme. The aim of this visit was to explore how the story of Maharajah Duleep Singh and his family is told both in East Anglia and in…

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