Immunity from Seizure

Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement 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 following objects are intended to form part of the forthcoming exhibition:

Basquiat: Boom for Real
12 Sep 201728 Jan 2018

Download the list of loans (pdf)

The World of Charles and Ray Eames
21 Oct14 Feb 2016

Download a list of loans (pdf)

Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers
16 Mar19 June 2016

Download a list of objects (pdf)

For further information, please refer directly to theTribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 or the DCMS website.

Download a copy of our Due Diligence Policy (pdf)

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