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Items on loan in our displays

As well as lending objects out, National Museums Liverpool also borrows objects to develop our own permanent galleries, for temporary exhibitions and for study.

Below are two examples of the items on loan to National Museums Liverpool which you can see on display.

World Museum

beaded stool with a leopard-shaped base

A royal beaded stool from the Cameroon, Central Africa.  This royal leopard stool belonged to the fon, or ‘king’ of the Bali kingdom. In 1916 he gave it to King George V as a diplomatic gift. The stool is on display at World Museum in the World Cultures gallery and is on loan from the Royal Collection Trust.

Museum of Liverpool

ancient copper hoop earring

A Roman copper alloy earring, on loan from Warrington Museum and on display in the History Detectives gallery at the Museum of Liverpool.