Loans from our Collection

Distinguished Flying Crosses
A Mothers' Day Card
Logbooks
Hawker Tempest Aircraft
A silver salva

The Royal Air Force Museum lends objects to museums and galleries in the United Kingdom and around the world.

 

The RAF Museum) shares the story of the RAF through the objects in our collection and is keen to make these objects publicly accessible. As the collection is extensive, we are unable to put all of the objects on display at our two public sites. Loans are, therefore, important in helping us make the national collection as widely accessible as possible.

How to borrow objects – things to consider

If you wish to enquire about borrowing objects from the Royal Air Force Museum’s collection, there are some important points to consider before submitting your request:

  • Before requesting a loan borrowers need to consider the costs associated with loaning objects from a national collection. In line with other Accredited museums, the borrower is responsible for all direct costs including packing, transport, couriering, conservation, loan inspection

  • All loans requests are to be submitted through our online loans request system

  • For requests from UK based institutions we require six months’ and from international institutions we require 12 months’ advance notice to ensure we can undertake all the work necessary to administer the loan

  • When requesting items that may contain hazardous materials (radiation, firearms) we ask you to ensure you have the appropriate  licences and procedures in place before submitting your request as we will require proof as part of our consideration process

  • All loans are subject to object availability and our terms and conditions
  • For RAF personnel, offices and stations wishing to loan objects please get in touch with Erica Ferguson at RAF Heritage Branch in the first instance to discuss your requirements. Erica can be contacted as follows: Wing Commander E J Ferguson RAF | SO1 RAF Heritage | Room 29 Meteor | Air Command | RAF High Wycombe | Walters Ash | Buckinghamshire HP14 4UE | DFTS: (95221) 3805 | Office: +44 01494 493805| Mobile: 07813 856719 | Email: erica.ferguson117@mod.gov.uk

You can find further information about the process for loaning objects from our collection in our Guide to Borrowing document which can be found in the link below. Please ensure you have read this document before you submit your request.

Guide to borrowing from the Royal Air Force Museum Collection v3 LIVE.pdf

 

 

 

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