a number of works of art lent by their owners for a temporary public exhibition
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How to use loan collection in a sentence
A typical example is the ciborium and chalice belonging to the South Kensington loan collection.
Opposite this room, in another room, was a “Burlesque loan collection,” and this attracted quite as much attention.Betty's Happy Year | Carolyn Wells
Catalogue of loan collection of works of art at South Kensington Museum, 1862.Jewellery | H. Clifford Smith,
Some of these have been exhibited in the loan collection in Boston.Pottery and Porcelain, from early times down to the Philadelphia exhibition of 1876 | Charles Wyllys Elliott
Catalogue of loan collection of ancient and modern jewellery and personal ornaments.Jewellery | H. Clifford Smith,