Training and Events

Opportunities and training with a small coloured logo in the title, are those that have been organised, funded and facilitated by the South East Museum Development Programme.

TEG Preparing to Borrow Workshops

Friday 7th July 2017

Book your place on one of the Touring Exhibition Group’s (TEG) new Preparing to Borrow workshops, for an in-depth introduction to borrowing objects:

10 May 2017    Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

26 May 2017    Palace Green Library, Durham University

26 June 2017    People’s History Museum, Manchester

7 July 2017    The Foundling Museum, London

£25 TEG members / £35 non-members.

Delivered as part of TEG’s year-long Preparing to Borrow programme, supported by Arts Council England, the Art Fund and TESS Demountable, the workshops support participants to acquire the knowledge and confidence to make an application to borrow an object or exhibition.

It is an interactive session, based on problem solving and discussion, covering:
•    The benefits of borrowing
•    Researching suitable objects and exhibitions for loan and hire
•    Making a case to borrow
•    Communicating with lenders
•    Loan applications
•    Fees and contracts
•    Sources of funding
•    Scheduling
•    Transportation
•    Facilities reports
•    Government Indemnity  and commercial insurance
•    Security
•    Emergency planning

Each workshop is delivered by a TEG trainer, William Brown, National Security Advisor, and a member of the Art Fund team, who will introduce their forthcoming funding initiative, the Weston Loan Programme. The training encourages networking, and provides the opportunity to meet colleagues from other organisations who are looking to borrow and find partners. 

Ten travel bursaries are available for each workshop, up to the value of £30. If you would like to apply for a bursary, or if you have any questions about the workshop or the Preparing to Borrow programme, email

TEG is able to provide sign-language interpretation and/or induction loop facilities, if requested four weeks in advance of an event. Please indicate your communication and access requirements when booking.

Book your place here