Weston Loan Programme - Open for Applications

Alongside Arts Council England’s funding scheme 'Ready to Borrow' and the Touring Exhibition Group initiative 'Preparing to Borrow', the Weston Loan Programme provides funding for regional museums to secure important strategic loans and maximise loan opportunities in the context of their collections and communities.

The fund supports regional museums and galleries with grants of up to 100% of the funding required to cover the costs associated with securing and displaying a loan, for example security reviews, insurance, transportation, conservation, installation and invigilation.

The programme is now open for applications and further information can be found on the Art Fund website here.

​TEG Preparing to Borrow Workshops

Book your place on one of the Touring Exhibition Group's (TEG) new Preparing to Borrow workshops, for an in-depth introduction to borrowing objects.

26 May - Palace Green Library, Durham University
26 June - People’s History Museum, Manchester
7 July 2017 - The Foundling Museum, London

The workshops are being delivered as part of TEG’s year-long Preparing to Borrow programme, supporting participants to acquire the knowledge and confidence to make an application to borrow an object or exhibition. The workshops will also introduce Art Fund's forthcoming funding initiative, the Weston Loan Programme.

To find out more, and to book, visit the TEG website here. Workshops are £25 for TEG members and £35 for non-members.


Ten travel bursaries are available for each workshop, up to the value of £30. If you would like to apply for a bursary, or if you have any questions about the workshop, or the Preparing to Borrow programme, email

Collections Trust Workshops

We are working with Collections Trust to provide a series of workshops supporting collections management in North East museums. The sessions are suitable for museum staff and volunteers and details of forthcoming events will be added to our events page here.

Events can be booked by emailing Anna McNab