For preliminary information on borrowing the Collection, please contact: 

Liz Millard 
Administrator, MMAC 
Methodist Church House 
25 Marylebone Road 
NW1 5JR 
Email: artcollection@methodistchurch.org.uk 
Tel: 020 7467 5214

Methodist Modern Art Collection - major conservation completed

Between June 2019 and the Summer of 2021 the Methodist Modern Art Collection, one of Britain’s most important collections of modern religious art, was removed from public display to undergo major rejuvenation work.  The planned conservation work returned these important paintings to their full glory and a significant number were relaunched across a number of venues as part of an art trail in Coventry during Summer 2021.

During the pause in operations, the Management Committee undertook a comprehensive review of its borrowing policy, advice and associated forms - many of which have/or are being rewritten.  Therefore, please note that many of the forms below will be replaced to reflect our new procedures.  They will be uploaded to this page as soon as they become available.


Guidance for Borrowers (new material coming soon)

Expression of Interest - use this form to register an initial interest in borrowing works from the Methodist Modern Art Collection (Word doc)

Loan Application Form - use this form to give further details, following an EOI, to borrow works from the Methodist Modern Art Collection (Word doc)

Table of framed dimensions of the works (Word doc) - the measurements given are in centimetres and the dimensions are of the framed works – the height, width of work, then depth of frame.  Use this information to gauge how much space you'll need for displaying the works.

Table of dimensions of the travel cases (Word doc) - the works are transported in new cases which will need to be stored at the exhibition venue or close by, so a suitable space will be required.  Some of the cases are large and heavy so bear this in mind.

Facilities Report - this form relates to the venue(s), the exhibition area, access, security and environmental considerations, and should be completed by the MMACMC link contact in liaison with the host group contact

Exhibition Loan Agreement form (Word doc) - this document is to be completed following final discussions between MMACMC link contact and the host group about borrowing the Collection

Condition Report - a condition check will be undertaken of all works to be displayed prior to installation and again at deinstallation by a member of the MMACMC link team - this helps us to keep under review any repair or maintenance issues as part of an ongoing conservation programme

How to write a press release for your exhibition (Pdf)

Exhibition Press Release Template (Word doc)

A template for the Exhibition Report (Word doc)

Titles of Past Exhibitions (Word doc)