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Collections mobility website ‘Lending for Europe’ launched

‘Lending for Europe’, a website on collection mobility. The website is meant to serve a tool for museum professionals working with (international) collections mobility and offers practical information and solutions in subjects such as insurance, indemnity and immunity from seizure. It is also possible to download standard forms and information about legislation in different countries.

From the website, 29 June 2010

Museums have a long tradition of sharing the cultural heritage in their custody with other museums and institutions. Lending objects to other museums is one of their most important tasks. Through the mobility of collections European citizens can become acquainted with their own and other cultures and are able to pass on this heritage to future generations.

Collections Mobility 2.0, Lending for Europe 21st century is a project that aims to facilitate mobility of objects between museums of all European Member States. By offering practical training packages, a theoretical handbook and this website, the initiators hope that museum professionals will make even better use of their collections and explore the possibilities that exist in international collections mobility more often.