Loans to exhibitions

We are generous lenders to external exhibitions. We lend paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics and furniture that are viewed by millions of visitors around the world. Here are some of our current and forthcoming loans.

Current loans

The Duet ('Le corset bleu') by Gabriel Metsu

Prized Possessions: Dutch Paintings from National Trust Houses 

Celebrating the enduring British taste for collecting Dutch paintings from the long 17th century, this first-ever exhibition of Golden Age Dutch pictures from the collections of the National Trust is on show at the Holburne Museum in Bath before travelling to the Mauritshuis in The Hague and at Petworth House in West Sussex.

Sevres porcelain Powis Csatle

Sèvres porcelain to the Metropolitan Museum of Art 

A collection of Sèvres Porcelain cups and saucers is on view in 'Visitors to Versailles (1682-1789)' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition explores visits to Versailles from the late 17th century to the French Revolution, illustrating what visitors encountered at the court and what impressions, gifts and souvenirs they took home with them.

Portrait of Sir William Paston

Portrait of Sir William Paston to Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery 

Several works from our collections are on view at the Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery in an exhibition exploring the masterpiece known as 'The Paston Treasure'. The exhibition brings together treasures from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that appear in this enigmatic painting as well as a host of other objects that tell the rich story of collecting within the Paston family from the medieval period until the moment of the making of the painting.

Sir John Maitland, 1st Baron Maitland of Thirlestane (1543-1595), aged 44

Maitland portrait to Scottish National Portrait Gallery 

Our portrait of Sir John Maitland, 1st Baron Maitland of Thirlestane by Adrian Vanson is on display in 'Art and Analysis: Two Netherlandish painters working in Jacobean Scotland' at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. This display focuses on portraitists Adrian Vanson and Adam de Colone and will feature the exciting discovery of a painting of a woman believed to be Mary, Queen of Scots, hidden beneath our picture.