Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcements Act 2007 provides immunity from seizure for cultural objects which are loaned from overseas to temporary public exhibitions in approved museums or galleries in the UK where conditions are met when the object enters the UK.
The conditions are:
• The object is usually kept outside the UK
• The object is not owned by a person who is resident in UK
• The import of the object does not contravene any law
• The object is brought into UK for purpose of a temporary public exhibition at an approved museum or gallery
• The museum or gallery has published information about the object
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts has gained approved status under Section 136 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, Part 6 of which provides immunity from seizure for cultural objects on loan from abroad in temporary exhibit in museums.
Protection under the Act is sought for the attached list of objects.
Please click on the link below to read our Due Diligence Policy for loans in.
Further information about immunity from seizure can be found on the Department for Culture Media and Sport website.
For further enquiries please write to:
Immunity from Seizure
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
The University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TS