Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcements 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 conditions are met when the object enters the UK:
The object is usually kept outside the UK
The object is not owned by a person who is resident in the UK
The import of the object does not contravene any law
The object is brought into the UK for the purpose of a temporary public exhibition at an approved museum or gallery
The museum or gallery has published information about the object where required to do so by Regulations.
The Fitzwilliam Museum has gained approved status under Section 136 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, Part 6 of which provides immunity from seizure for cultural objects on loan from abroad in temporary exhibitions in museums.
Lists of objects proposed for protection under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (protection of cultural objects on loan) for the exhibitions:
'COLOUR: The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts'
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK - 30th July 2016 – 30th December 2016
List of loans to 'COLOUR' exhibition proposed for Immunity from Seizure
'Death on the Nile: uncovering the afterlife of Ancient Egypt'
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK - 23rd February 2016 – 22nd May 2016
List of loans to 'Death on the Nile' exhibition proposed for Immunity from Seizure
'Silent Partners: Artist and mannequin from function to fetish'
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK - 14 October 2014 – 25 January 2015
List of loans to 'Silent Partners' proposed for immunity from seizure
'Vermeer's Women: Secrets and Silence'
The Fitzwilliam Museum 5 October 2011 - 15 January 2012
List of loans to 'Vermeer's Women: Secrets and Silence' proposed for immunity from seizure
'Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts'
The Fitzwilliam Museum 16 June - 4 October 2009
List of loans to 'Endless Forms' proposed for immunity from seizure
'From the Land of the Golden Fleece: Tomb Treasures of Ancient Georgia'
2 October 2008 - Sun 4 January 2009
List of loans for 'From the Land of the Golden Fleece' proposed for immunity from seizure
For further enquiries please contact:
Dr Lucilla Burn
Assistant Director, Collections
Tel: +44 (0)1223 332900