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Policies and reports

From Freedom of Information to managing our collections – download details of the Science Museum Group’s policies.

The Science Museum is able to provide immunity from seizure for cultural objects which are on loan from overseas under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.

Protection under the Act can only be offered by approved institutions which have demonstrated to DCMS that they abide by their Due Diligence guidelines and have firm procedures in place for establishing the provenance history of cultural objects.

Immunity from seizure is only offered when specifically requested and is subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • The object is usually kept outside the UK
  • It is not owned by a person resident in the UK
  • Importing the object does not contravene any law
  • It is brought to the UK for public display in a temporary exhibition at an approved museum or gallery
  • The borrowing museum has published information about the object online

Links to museums and galleries with forthcoming exhibitions which include objects lent from overseas to the UK can be found on the Arts Council England’s website.

List of loans

The following objects are intended to form part of the forthcoming exhibition(s):

Download the list of loans for the Valentina Tereshkova exhibition.

Download the list of loans for Illuminating India: 5000 years of Science & Innovation.

Further information

If you have enquiries, please write to:

Immunity from Seizure
Documentation Centre
Science Museum
Exhibition Road
London SW7 2DD

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Download finance and payroll reports from the Science Museum Group

View current and historic funding agreements between the Science Museum Group and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Update on achievement of funding agreement objectives: 2006–07
Three year funding agreement: 2005–08
Three year funding agreement: 2003–06
1999-2002-three-year-funding-agreement

This information is defined by and published in line with the Government’s transparency agenda and provides a details of the Science Museum Group’s expenditures over £25,000. It is published on a biannual basis and the information it provides is correct at the times stated.

2016

January–June 2016
July–December 2016

2015

January–June 2015
July-December 2015

2014

January–June 2014
July–December 2014

2013

January–December 2013

2012

January–December 2012

2011

January–December 2011

This organisation information is published in line with the Government’s transparency requirements and provides a snapshot of the Science Museum Group’s senior staff structure and salaries and junior staff numbers. It is published on a biannual basis and provides information correct at the times stated.

2013

Senior posts and salaries 31 March 2013
Junior grades 31 March 2013

2012

Senior posts and salaries 30 September 2012
Junior grades 30 September 2012
Senior posts and salaries 31 March 2012
Junior grades 31 March 2012

2011

Senior posts and salaries 30 September 2011
Junior grades 30 September 2011
Senior posts and salaries 31 March 2011
Junior grades 31 March 2011

2010

Senior posts and salaries 30 June 2010
Junior grades 30 June 2010