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Robson Orr TenTen Award 2019

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.

Spoliation

Spoliation of works of art during the Holocaust and World War II period

The Origins of the Collection

The Government Art Collection dates back to 1899 when a few portraits and landscapes were bought as an economical way of sprucing up tired-looking government rooms in Whitehall.

Growing the Collection

By the 1930s, diplomats and officials had become accustomed to working alongside historical artworks from the Collection. It was clear that the art had an impact on how the embassy buildings were experienced by visitors.

Cultural Diplomacy and Soft Power

What does art have to do with international diplomacy, and how does the Collection help flex Britain’s soft power?

From Bonn to Berlin: the Travels of an Embassy

The British Embassy in Germany moved three times in the last century, before returning to the site of the first British Embassy established in 1876. This is the story of those moves and a peek at the art in those embassies.

#keenonWien

The British Ambassador to Austria takes you on a guided tour of the Residence in Vienna to tell its fascinating story and why he is so #keenonWien.

The Art of Diplomacy

An old map of Romania and a fire-damaged print of London: Britain's Head of Soft Power, who also served as Ambassador to Romania, speaks with our historical curator about the links between art and diplomacy.

Coming Home

The British Ambassador's Residence in Budapest, built in 1925, was originally home to Hanna Hódosi and her husband Tibor Scitovszky. Find out why this became significant for the Collection.

A Working Collection

Works from the Collection are regularly on the move. Find out what’s needed to make this happen and the job mission of the artworks themselves

Collecting Stories about Art

The Modern and Contemporary Curator talks about the art of uncovering stories hidden within the Government Art Collection.

Robson Orr TenTen Award 2020

Yinka Shonibare CBE has been awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2020. His new commission 'Hibiscus and the Rose' was celebrated at a virtual launch in October 2020.

The Adventures of a Time-Traveller: Researching the Historical Collection

What's involved in being a curator at the Government Art Collection? Join our pre-1900 Curator on a journey through time and space.