Museum Partnerships: Ben Uri Collection and Exhibition Loan Programme

Ben uri has an expansive exhibition and collection loans policy 


    30 TOURING EXHIBITIONS including our new current presentation Becoming Gustav Metzger, Uncovering the Early Years 1945-59

    100 PRE-EMINENT COLLECTION WORKS including Auerbach, Bomberg, Chagall, Epstein, Gertler, Herman, Kossoff, Pissarro, Rosenberg, Schwitters and Soutine

    750 CORE COLLECTION WORKS showcasing the rich and diverse Jewish, refugee and immigrant contribution to British art since 1900


    All artworks and exhibitions can be presented physically or as reproductions or as a mix of both to circumvent insurance or security obstacles.


    In 2023 Ben Uri has launched its new digital reproduction exhibition loan scheme, which massively reduces expense and carbon footprint compared to the physical alternative. To discuss further please email


    40+ ONLINE EXHIBITIONS — 3D and classic presentations as part of a bespoke digital package from

    Any exhibitions you wish to curate from our collection at no cost.


    Physical exhibitions

    Our loan fees are deliberately modest to remove financial barriers during the current uncertain economic climate. 


    Please scroll down for full details or visit the Touring Exhibition Group at and email interest to with the subject line: ‘BU Exhibition & Collection Loans’.


    Ben Uri has long been committed to touring its exhibitions (to some 30 cities across 3 continents) and sharing its collection with colleague institutions across the UK and abroad.



    We currently have 30 physical exhibitions, including our current presentation, Art Identity and Migration, on the Touring Exhibitions Group website (, which are available for physical tour with the original artworks, or for those colleague institutions where security and insurance costs are problematic, we recommend reproductions. The full list is detailed below but for further details please see and email your interest to with the Subject line 'BU Exhibition Loans'.



    Here is our new digital reproduction offer: This is a new venture for the programme, emerging from the success of our current 40+ exhibition presentations in 3D and Classic format on We are very happy to share these exhibitions with colleagues as part of your digital engagement. We currently generate over 100 times as many digital engagements than physical. Please review on the Exhibition pages of this website ( and email your interest to with the Subject line being 'BU Virtual Exhibition Loans'.


    We have two principal museum collections: Pre-eminent (some 100 art works) and Core (some 750 art works) and all are fully digitised, with full artist biographies, and searchable across many fields including country of birth. The collection is rich in quality and diversity, reflecting and exploring the Jewish, refugee and immigrant contribution to British visual art since 1900. Highlights include fine examples by Auerbach, Bomberg, Epstein, Gertler, Herman, Kossoff, Pissarro, Rosenberg, Schwitters and Wolmark alongside European-based émigrés including Chagall and Soutine. All works, unless committed for Ben Uri exhibitions or agreed loans, are available to enhance colleague institutions' exhibitions and displays in this post-pandemic period. Please review on the Collection pages and email your interest to with the Subject line 'BU Collection Loans'.


    Physical Exhibitions available

    • Art, Identity, Migration
    • Out of ChaosBen Uri — 100 Years in London

    • Frank Auerbach: oils, watercolours and etchings from the Ben Uri Collection

    • Liberators: Women Artists from the Ben Uri Collection

    • A Century of Polish Artists in Britain

    • David Bomberg: A Pioneer of Modernism

    • Mark Gertler: Paintings from the Luke Gertler Bequest

    • Jankel Adler: A “Degenerate” Artist in Britain, 1940-49

    • Out of Austria: Austrian artists in exile in Britain 1933-45

    • Czech Routes to Britain: Czech émigré artists working in the UK

    • Alfred Wolmark: A Pioneer of British Modernism

    • Emmanuel Levy: A Manchester Artist

    • German Refugee Artists to Britain since 1900

    • Yalta 1945: An installation of 31 panels by Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid

    • Josef Herman

    • Finchleystrasse: German émigré artists to Britain 1933-45

    • Art and the Holocaust

    • Bernard Meninsky

    • Biblical Stories: photographs by Adi Nes

    • The Jew in Prayer by Alfred Wolmark

    • Art-Exit: 1939 A Very different Europe

    • A Farewell to Art: Chagall, Shakespeare and Prospero

    • Eva Frankfurther: A Life in Art

    • Frank Auerbach: 7 Portrait Etchings from 1989-1990

    • Edith Birkin (1927-2018): A Survivor visualising her memories from Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen


    Digital Exhibitions available

    Please see Exhibition pages

    Collection available

    Please see Collections site