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A Meeting of Cultures

A new installation of art at the British Embassy in Tehran reminds visitors of the early days of the Embassy, and the longstanding relationship between Britain and Iran.

Coming Home

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

#keenonWien

The current British Ambassador to Vienna, Leigh Turner, takes us on a guided tour of the Residence to tell its fascinating story (and why he’s so #keenonWien).

Conversations with History at the Paris Embassy.

A glimpse of Europe in the 19th century, through a selection of works from the Collection, installed in the British Embassy, Paris.

From Bonn to Berlin: the Travels of an Embassy

The 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.