The EMI Archive Trust actively promotes access to its collections in pursuit of its mission:
"...to collect, preserve, and interpret the material culture associated with EMI, particularly that relating to the companies musical heritage..."
It is committed to making its collections widely available and will pro-actively pursue opportunities to lend objects to other bodies which share its' values and objectives. The EMI Archive Trust will consider requests on a case-by-case basis, with assessment based on the following criteria.
- How will the potential loan support the Trusts mission?
- Does the borrower share the values and standards of the Trust and seek to promote best practice in all areas of museum work?
- Will the loan significantly increase physical or intellectual access to the object(s)?
- Will the loan further knowledge, understanding or scholarship relating to the object?
- Is the loan likely to have indirect benefits; will it foster productive relationships with other cultural institutions or help create potentially helpful reciprocal loan arrangements of future benefit to the Trust?
- Will it create or promote good working relationships with government and corporate supporters?
Collections Management Criteria
- The Trust must be satisfied that the venue fully meets its requirements set out in its Conditions for Loans including the suitability of the venue, its security, environmental control and monitoring, and reasonable public access.
- The Trust will assess the physical condition of the object(s) and its ability to withstand preparation for loan, transport/handling and display.
- The Trust will also assess at the time of the request, the conservation, technical and administrative resources required to prepare and complete the loan.
- All direct costs generated by the loan will be borne by the borrower i.e. packing, transport, insurance, courier costs (where applicable).
What to do
If you would like to loan material from our collections, please carefully read our 'Conditions of Loan', before completing the UKRG questionnaires and the 'Loan Request Form'. All completed forms should be sent, either by post or email, to the address given in the 'Visiting Us' section.