Representation of the People Project 2018-28
What we will do next
In 2020 the Government Art Collection will move from temporary accommodation into a space in central London opening again to the public for behind-the-scenes tours from 2021. Our public programme will go beyond London, working with partners across the UK and with localised engagement such as our ‘Ways of Seeing’ project with Waltham Forest Borough of Culture.
We will be working with a group of Critical Friends to ensure we include opinions and voices from the protected characteristics in our programme and digital engagement. We are starting a staff reading group internally to take time to learn more together.
We know we have a long way to go and we endeavour to make the process transparent by making our research available. We will review this statement in June 2021 and update it with new commitments and actions highlighting findings and changes, and areas that we still need to develop.
We acknowledge that these actions are part of a longer process of learning and dialogue, and we are committed to making change so that the Collection continues to evolve in a manner that remains wholly representative to all audiences.