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Aquisition Policy

The development of collections is a core activity of the Sainsbury Centre and reflects our desire to bring to our visitors the best possible enjoyment and education concerning the visual arts. But any growth in our collections will be measured against sustainable growth and how we can care for the collections. The Sainsbury Centre will seek to expand the range, depth and texture of the collections by making acquisitions that clearly relate to the ethos of the institution as explained in the Collections Development Policy.

All works of art proposed for acquisition are considered through the same procedures, whether offered as purchase, gift or bequest, or allocated by the Government in lieu of tax. Proposals are discussed and assessed by Sainsbury Centre staff and their recommendations are considered by the Senior Management Team. Final assessments and decisions are made by the Director. All decisions, however, rest ultimately with the Sainsbury Centre Board of Trustees who act on behalf of the University of East Anglia.

Due Diligence and Immunity from Seizure

Works of art intended to form part of a forthcoming exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts that may be covered by immunity from seizure are listed on this page.

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The Sainsbury Centre is committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of others. We have therefore taken all reasonable efforts to ensure that the reproduction of all content on these pages (including but not restricted to images, text and audio), is done with the full consent of copyright owners. 

Any queries in this respect should be addressed to: 

Olivia Maguire
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
University of East Anglia
NR4 7TJ 

The contents of this website can be viewed for your enjoyment and so you may freely access and download the contents on a temporary basis for the sole purposes of viewing, interacting or listening to them, providing you do not remove in whole or in part any trademarks, copyright and other proprietary notices contained in or appearing on any of the material. All other rights are reserved and you should ask our permission before making any other use of the website. 

However, the following acts are prohibited in respect of any of the content featured on this website:

  • public performance or display
  • any rental leasing or lending of any material obtained or derived from the website
  • any form of reproduction whatsoever, including without limitation, the extraction and/or storage in any retrieval system or inclusion in any other computer programme or work
  • any reproduction whatsoever of details, alterations and adaptations of works 


Provenance information has been published, requesting immunity from seizure for objects in the following exhibitions:

Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 provides immunity from seizure for cultural objects which are loaned from overseas to temporary public exhibitions in approved museums or galleries in the UK where conditions are met when the object enters the UK.

The conditions are:

  • The object is usually kept outside the UK 
  • The object is not owned by a person who is resident in UK 
  • Importing the object does not contravene any law 
  • The object is brought into UK for the purpose of a temporary public exhibition at an approved museum or gallery 
  • The museum or gallery has published information about the object. 

All works currently being proposed for or covered by immunity from seizure in the UK are linked to the Arts Council’s website

If you have any further enquiries, please write to:

Immunity from seizure Director’s Office
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
University of East Anglia

Reproducing content from the Sainsbury Centre website

Please note that copyright in all content comprising or contained within this website remains with the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA Norwich and other copyright owners as specified. In terms of artistic works, if the artist is alive, or has been dead for less than 70 years, there will be a separate copyright in the work itself that is additional to the copyright in the photographic reproduction. 

If you wish to reproduce any images of works featured in this website, you should first contact Olivia Maguire, Assistant Gallery Registrar 01603 591057 or o.maguire@uea.ac.uk. Where necessary, you will then be required to clear the copyright in the art work with the appropriate rights holder. The duration of copyright in other types of content featured on this website may vary and if you wish to reproduce any of it (such as text, audio-visual, graphics etc), please contact the Sainsbury Centre who will be able to advise accordingly. 

It is your responsibility to obtain permission from copyright holders or their agents before a reproduction of works or any other content is made, or this will constitute an infringement of copyright.

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Access Policy

This document sets out the Sainsbury Centre’s policy on access, and covers the building, the surrounding sculpture park, as well as engagements off-site via the website or our outreach programmes. It takes a broad view of access as detailed below.

Sainsbury Centre Access Policy

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We aim to strike the right balance between your privacy and making sure you get the information you need from us. You may choose to provide us with personal information in an e-mail message to any of the addresses listed on our site or by filling in a form and submitting it to us through our website.

We use this information only to respond to your message and to help us provide you with the material you have requested. If you tick the box requesting to receive regular email updates from us and submit this through the website, we will not share your personal information with any other organisation.

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