Loans from our collection

La Parisienne

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
La Parisienne


Claude Monet

We often lend works of art to temporary exhibitions in the UK and overseas. We particularly welcome requests from museums and galleries in Wales. Requests are referred to an external advisory group, which meets twice a year, and are subject to standard conditions.

If you would like to discuss a possible loan from the collections, please contact the

Keeper of Art

, or the appropriate

subject curator

. You will find a summary list of our

oil paintings and sculpture

on this site, but bear in mind that we also hold much larger collections of watercolours, drawings and prints, ceramics, metalwork and glass. The Museum's Registrar can advise on procedure and possible costs. Formal requests for loans should, however, be made to the

Director General


Works of art are also sometimes lent to museums on a longer-term basis (for up to one year with the possibility of renewal) and to other public bodies, provided that these can offer good public access and an appropriate level of security and environmental control.

For further information please see our

Collections Management Policies


Loans Service web-pages

for details of our loan charges.