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Loans & Donations

National Museums NI is a leading cultural institution in Northern Ireland. We are responsible for ensuring that Northern Ireland’s significant collection is developed, cared for, and accessible to the widest possible audience.

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A car press from the Folk Life collection

National Museums NI actively encourages loans to promote access to and disseminate information about our collections and to connect with the widest possible audience.

We view loans as a collaborative partnership that enables us to maximise access to our collections and will lend locally, nationally and internationally to borrowers that can meet our loan conditions.

National Museums NI’s policy on lending can be found in the Collections Information and Access Policy and the Lending and Borrowing Policy.

In addition the Guide to borrowing from National Museums NI and Loan Charges Schedule (applicable from 1 April 2020) may assist in planning your loan request.