Responsible for the management of all artworks held by National Galleries Scotland, the Collections Management department looks after the documentation, transportation and storage of our artworks along with providing all support for our busy public programme.
Following temporary suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic National Galleries of Scotland are now able to consider new requests for loans. However, in order to manage our resources, the notice period for UK loans will now be 9 months. The notice period for international loans remains at 12 months. The loans committee meets every two months on the first Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and December.
Please ensure copies of all loan requests are sent electronically to [email protected] If you have any queries or would like to know more about our loans programme please contact [email protected].
For loan requests pertaining to the ARTIST ROOMS collection which is jointly owned by National Galleries of Scotland and Tate decisions are made by loans committees at both institutions and ARTIST ROOMS Operations Group. As such decision making is subject to each institutions loans policy.
New requests are now being considered, and should be submitted electronically to [email protected] and/or [email protected]. ARTIST ROOMS will be in contact as soon as possible with a formal decision letter to loan requests. Successful loan requests will be administered by teams as appropriate at either National Galleries of Scotland or Tate and Borrowers will be contacted directly by the relevant loans registrar.
Collections Management Policies
The National Galleries of Scotland has statutory responsibilities to care for, preserve and add to the objects in our collections, and to ensure that they are accessible to the broadest possible public. The National Galleries of Scotland Collections Management Policies set out the professional, legal and ethical standards by which we achieve this. They underpin all our collections activities and guide our decision-making, and will be formally reviewed every three years to ensure that they all remain relevant and up to date.
- Object Entry and PreEntry Policy
- Loans In and Loans Out Policy
- Acquisition Policy
- Inventory Control Policy
- Cataloguing Policy
- Location and Movement Control Policy
- Art Handling and Technical Assessment Policy
- Art Transport Policy
- Conservation and Care Policy
- Risk Management Policy
- Insurance and Indemnity Management Policy
- Valuation Control Policy
- Physical Audit Policy
- Record Audit Policy
- Storage Management Policy
- Object Exit and Despatch Policy
- Damage and Loss Policy
- De-accession and Disposal Policy
- Retrospective Documentation Policy