Weston Loan Programme

The Foundation’s Anniversary year sees the launch of an exciting programme in partnership with the Art Fund, the Weston Loan Programme.

The Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund aims to enable access to great works of art and exhibitions to people across the UK. The programme’s three year funding and training programme will encourage and support the wider sharing of National Collections across UK museums and galleries by providing funding for loans from national institutions.

The Weston Loan Programme will support the costs associated with the loan of significant art and artefacts from National Collections, and will help regional museums and galleries to make the most of opportunities presented by the loan and to raise the profile of their own collections. Put simply, we are excited to be able to help people across the UK to enjoy and to be inspired by amazing art.

Click on the map to discover where you can see works from National Collections near you, or visit artfund.org

Read about which museums and galleries are taking part in 2018 here.

In partnership with


The Rugby Collection: People and Identity

Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

30 March – 16 June

Philip Astley – His Life and Legacy

Brampton Museum, Newcastle-under-Lyme

5 May – 15 July

Warrington Art Treasures

Warrington Museum and Art Gallery

5 May – TBC September

The Paxton Style: Neat and Substantially Good

Paxton House, Berwick-upon Tweed

5 June – 28 August

Dutch Masters

Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Garden, Barnsley

16 June – 16 September

Royal Academy Takeover: The Exhibition

Salford Museum and Art Gallery

30 June 2018 – 24 February 2019

Peterborough Treasures: Coming Home

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery

25 August 2018 – 7 January 2019

What do we want?

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

22 September – 24 November

Deceptively Familiar Archaeology (working title)

Manor House Museum, Kettering

22 September 2018 – 12 January 2019

Alfred Leete: The Man Behind the Icon

Weston Museum, Weston-Super-Mare

29 September 2018 – 13 January 2019

Vanishing Point

Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

Opens October 2018 (exact dates TBC)

Discovering Ancient Egypt

Hawick Museum

March-June 2019 (exact dates TBC)

Discovering Ancient Egypt

Hawick Museum

Spring 2019 (exact dates TBC)