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Policies and Procedures

Immunity from Seizure

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 UK
  • The object is not owned by a person who is resident in UK
  • The import of the object does not contravene any law
  • The object is brought into UK for purpose of a temporary public exhibition at an approved museum or gallery
  • The museum or gallery has published information about the object

Compton Verney gained approval in March 2009

For further information, please refer directly to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 or the DCMS website

Due Diligence

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Please contact:
Exhibitions & Collections
Compton Verney
CV35 9HZ, UK
+44 (0)1926 645531

Exhibition policy

Temporary exhibitions play a vital role at Compton Verney in strengthening and increasing audiences, and in making a significant contribution to the cultural landscape of Warwickshire and the wider region and for every temporary exhibition, we strive to maintain international standards of display, design and interpretation.

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Copyright and photography at Compton Verney

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Gallery rules

We ask that all our visitors follow these rules

  • No eating or drinking inside the collections or temporary exhibitions
  • No flash photography inside collections or temporary exhibitions
  • No large bags inside the gallery, please use the lockers provided
  • No wet umbrellas inside the gallery, please use the holders provided
  • No touching of exhibits or works inside the collection or temporary exhibitions, handling samples are provided when appropriate
  • All children under 12 to be accompanied by an adult
  • Assistance dogs only

Visitor care

The team at Compton Verney will create an enjoyable, accessible and thought-provoking experience. We will seek to share our enthusiasm and knowledge and to provide visitors with the means to get the most from their visit to or interaction with Compton Verney so they will want to return and tell others.

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Loans policy

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Access policy

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Acquisitions and disposal policy

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Health and safety

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Read our Conflict of interest policy

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Read our Statement of intent for volunteer involvement Policy

Download our Statement of intent for volunteer involvement Policy