Follow, share and connect through art
Works of art from the Government Art Collection are displayed in UK Government buildings in nearly every capital city, making it the most dispersed collection of British art in the world.
The Collection promotes British art and plays a key role in British cultural diplomacy, delivering an expression of Britain’s soft power, its culture and its values.
Understand why the Government has an art collection, what it collects and why the Collection is spread across the world.
Find out about the Collection's ten-year commitment to assess and improve representation in the Collection across age, disability, gender, race, sexuality and socio-economics.
The GAC display at the Residence ties together our efforts of portraying a modern, sustainable and innovative Britain, whilst linking to key historical events and individuals. The artwork is often commented on positively by visitors.
Dame Barbara Woodward, British Ambassador to China
Leading British artist announced as the second recipient of the Robson Orr TenTen Award. Find out more about this annual print commission, the awardee and the story of the work.
Looking after over 14,000 works of art, our staff bring expertise, passion and pragmatism to their roles. Discover what happens behind the scenes through a series of interviews and accounts.
Art is one way of remembering Britain’s long-standing relationships with other nations. Learn about the history of the Collection and its role in British cultural diplomacy.
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