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Loans from the Royal Collection

Current loans to exhibitions from the Royal Collection

Painting being  moved by art handlers

Every year hundreds of objects, including paintings, drawings and decorative arts, are generously lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection to institutions across the UK and abroad. The loans programme, administered by Royal Collection Trust, enables new audiences to enjoy works of art from the Royal Collection, as well as helping us to increase our understanding of these works. Find out more about current loans from the Royal Collection here.

Loan requests must be submitted in writing at least one year in advance of the opening date of the exhibition.

Royal Academy of Arts, London

The Great Spectacle: 250 Years of the Summer Exhibition

Two paintings on loan until August

Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography

Photographs by Cameron and Rejlander on loan until September

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

The Paston Treasure

Painting and drawing by Frans Francken on loan until September

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham

Drawn to Perfection: Masterworks from the Royal Collection

Sixteen drawings on loan until September

Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

Which Way North

Photograph and miniature watercolour on loan until September

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India

Five folios from the Padshahnama on loan until August

The Marvellous Mechanical Museum

at Compton Verney until September

Bodies of Evidence: How Science Unearthed Durham's Dark Secret

at Durham University Library until October

The Splendour of Power

at Koldinghus, Kolding until October

The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy

at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art until September

Lorenzo Lotto. Portraits

at Museo del Prado, Madrid until September

Empire of the Sikhs

at Brunei Gallery, SOAS until September

James Cook: The Voyages

at British Library, London until August