For only £4 per month, patrons of the Leeds Art Gallery can rent a work of art from the museum’s collection and take it home for display for a minimum of three months. Theodore Wilkins, a representative from the gallery, said: “The artworks in our care are acquired for the people of Leeds. It is our responsibility to make them accessible to all and to preserve them for future generations.”
To borrow the paintings, Yorkshire residents just need to join the lending plan and attend an art selection day to take a work home. Wilkins said the borrowing plan was partly conceived because “Like most art galleries we find it impossible to display all our artworks at the same time. We are pretty good at getting work out on display.” Through the patronage borrowing and lending to other institutions, 75% of the gallery’s oil paintings are on display.
Leeds Art Gallery
The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 3AA, United Kingdom
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