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This series presented by Dr Laura-Maria Popoviciu, marks a new installation of works of art from the Government Art Collection at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Tehran.
The funding and provision of art for government buildings and embassies paused during the Second World War. A small number of works were lost, damaged or destroyed as a result of the hostilities. One exception was Battlefields of Britain by Christopher R. W. Nevinson.
Ever wondered what having a role in Collection is all about. Discover more about a typical day with a member of our Collections team.
Our Digital Media & Photography Manager, Tony Harris, takes us behind-the-scenes for the careful process of photographing Lucy Skaer’s Me VIII (2012), as part of his job doing the photo-documentation of the Collection.
The Government Art Collection has a substantial library of images of the Collection and these are available for commercial reproduction, educational or personal use.
Why the Government has an art collection, what it collects and why the Collection is spread across the world.
James Pryde’s painting, 'The Monument', features in 'James Pryde at Dunecht', at Daniel Katz Gallery, London from 5 October – 20 December 2019
After the War, several new works entering the Collection were displayed at 10 Downing Street, reflecting the mood of post-war Britain
Find out more about Ways of Seeing, our exciting collaboration this year with Waltham Forest, the first London Borough of Culture.
Tacita Dean announced for Government Art Collection Commission
Works of art from the Collection are particularly well represented in New York City. The displays show the wide span of the Collection, from portraits and landscapes by 17th-century painters to works by several of Britain’s leading contemporary artists.
Our combined annual report and acquisition lists are published in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
Works from the Collection are regularly on the move. Find out about what’s needed to make this happen and the job mission of the art works themselves
Paintings by Jessica Dismorr and Winifred Nicholson on loan to the exhibition, 'Radical Women: Jessica Dismorr and her Contemporaries' at the Pallant House Gallery
The role of the Advisory Committee is to approve the acquisition and commission of works of art and to advise on the policy and stewardship of the Collection. See who the current members are.