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 the conditions are met when the object enters the UK.

You can read the relevant legislation here.

Find out more about the regulations at the Arts Council England and Department for Culture, Media and Sport websites.

Download National Museums Scotland’s Collections Information and Access policy here [PDF 86KB].

Provenance information has been published for objects requesting immunity from seizure in the following exhibition:


23 Jan – 4 May 2020

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For further information, please contact:

National Museums Scotland
Chambers Street

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