Immunity from seizure
The Design Museum is able to provide Immunity from Seizure under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007. This act 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 resident in the UK
Its import does not contravene any import regulations
It is brought to the UK for public display in a temporary exhibition at a museum or gallery
The borrowing museum or gallery is approved under the Act
The borrowing museum has published information about the object
For further information please refer to the Immunity from Seizure page on the Arts Council website here.
The Design Museum's Due Diligence and Ethical Loans Policy can be downloaded here:
Provenance information has been published for objects requesting immunity from seizure in the following Design Museum exhibition: