The Powell-Cotton Museum welcomes requests for loans of material for research. Each loan request will be evaluated on its individual merits to ensure that it complies with the Museum’s Loans and Research policies and supports the Museum’s own priorities and aims. The Museum must also determine if it has the resources available to prepare the loan.

You can find out more by reading the Museum’s Loans and Research policies and Research Loans terms and conditions. If you think you might like to arrange a loan for research purposes, please get in touch with the Collections Team.

Collaborative Research

If you work for a university and are interested in setting up a collaborative research partnership with the Museum, please contact the Collections Team.

Other Researcher Activities

Many people are inspired by our collections. The Museum has welcomed artists, photographers, filmmakers, and even dancers into our collections. If you’ve got a project and want to discuss how our collections might be relevant, please get in touch.