Important Update: Moratorium on all New Loan Requests until June 2024

As a result of the electrical upgrade of Birmingham’s Council House Complex and ongoing renovations at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, we will be implementing a moratorium on all new loan requests until June 2024.

This is an extensive and essential programme of work which is needed to future-proof the building, making it safe for staff and visitors while safeguarding Birmingham’s collections housed there for generations to come. Our teams have significant commitments during this resource-intensive process.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time and thank you for your understanding. All existing loan agreements or loans that have been formally approved will be honoured during this period.

If you would like to speak to us to discuss loans requests after June 2024, please contact, or download the Lending Guidelines and Procedures document for further details.