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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 of works of art during the Holocaust and World War II period
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.
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.
What does art have to do with international diplomacy, and how does the Collection help flex Britain’s soft power?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 Modern and Contemporary Curator talks about the art of uncovering stories hidden within the Government Art 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.