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Loans

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts lends widely to public exhibitions within the UK and internationally. We welcome requests to lend items from the collection to public exhibitions that contribute to knowledge and understanding of their subject.

Scroll down to see the artworks currently on loan and find out where you can visit them. This page also explains how you can borrow an artwork from the Barber.

Loans Moratorium:

Please note that due to refurbishment works, the Barber Institute is currently unable to process any new loan requests.

Subject to the usual 12 months’ notice for international loans, and 9 months’ notice for UK loans, we welcome loan requests for exhibitions opening from January 2026.

Current Loans

Click on the images below to see where you can view our current loans.

Italian School (early 15th century), Head of Prudence

National Treasures: Artemisia in Birmingham / Jesse Jones: Mirror Martyr Mirror Moon

Ikon Gallery

10 May to 08 September

Photo: Tom Bird. Courtesy of Ikon Gallery.

Frans Hals, A Portrait of a Man Holding a Skull, about 1610 – 14

Frans Hals

Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

12 July 2024 to 3 November 2024

Attributed to the Sheldon tapestry workshops, ‘Griffin’ Tapestry Cushion Cover, [Barcheston, Oxfordshire] c.1600

Chastleton, National Trust

On long term loan

Photo: Emma Telford, Textile Conservator

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Horse Trotting (edition no. 11/T out of 22), cast 1919-21

Discovering Degas: Collecting in the Time of William Burrell

The Burrell Collection

24 May to 30 September 2024

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Dancer Ready to Dance, the Right Foot Forward, cast 1919-21

Discovering Degas: Collecting in the Time of William Burrell

The Burrell Collection

24 May to 30 September 2024

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Jockeys before the Race, exhibited 1879

Discovering Degas: Collecting in the Time of William Burrell

The Burrell Collection

24 May to 30 September 2024

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, The Cirque Fernando - Architectural Study, c. 1879

Discovering Degas & Miss La La

The National Gallery

06 June to 01 September 2024

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Miss LaLa at the Cirque Fernando, 1879

Discovering Degas & Miss La La

The National Gallery

06 June to 01 September 2024

Borrowing from the Barber Institute