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Immunity from seizure information

Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement 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 conditions are: The object is usually kept outside the UKThe object is not owned by a person who is resident in the UK

The import of the object does not contravene any lawThe object is brought into the UK for purpose of a temporary public exhibition at an approved museum or gallery

The museum or gallery has published information about the object

For further information on immunity from seizure, please refer directly to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 or the Department for Culture Media and Sport website


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Gillian Smithson

Manchester Museum

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The University of Manchester

Manchester M13 9PL

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