Leeds Museums and Galleries’ hold over a million objects representing collections covering Anthropology, Archaeology, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Fine Arts, Natural Sciences, Numismatics and Social and Industrial History. Leeds Museums and Galleries encourage lending from our collections in order to make our fantastic resources available to a wider audience.
Where are our objects on loan?
Objects from the collections can be found on loan at museums and galleries in the UK and around the world as part of our Collections Development Programme. Some recent examples include:
To Goldsmith’s Company for their exhibition: Gold: Power and Allure
June 2012 to July 2012
This exhibition is the most comprehensive and ambitious ever to be staged at the Goldsmith’s Hall. It powerfully tells the rich and previously untold story of Britain and its relationship with gold, demonstrating the country’s unique golden heritage. Leeds Museums and Galleries have lent a gold Chinoiserie cup to Goldsmith's Company for the exhibition.
To the touring exhibition: Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde 1860-1900
Victoria and Albert Museum April 2011 to July 2011
Musee d’Orsay September 2011 to January 2012
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco February 2012 to June 2012
This is the first international exhibition to explore the Aesthetic Movement in Britain. Leeds Museums and Galleries has lent three works to this exhibition, the watercolour 'At Home: A Portrait' by Walter Crane, a sculpture of Perseus Arming by Sir Alfred Gilbert and an overmantel designed by Thomas Jeckyll.
To the Bowes Museum for their exhibition: Feast Your Eyes: Fashion Food in Art
October 2012 to January 2013
This exhibition aims to create a comprehensive survey of fashions in food and drink over the past hundred years in European Culture. Leeds Museums and Galleries is lending Jan Breughel’s 'Adam and Eve'.