For over 100 years, the UK Government Art Collection has collected works of art to display in British Government buildings around the world, promoting British art and culture.

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You can visit our premises in central London by booking onto one of our regular tours. See a selection of works from the Collection, hear about our history and role, and get a behind-the-scenes look at our work.

More than 14,000 works of art at your fingertips

Learn more about our works – simply select one of these links to begin exploring the entire Collection


a short history of the China trade

Edmund de Waal talks about creating a new porcelain work for Ambassador’s Residence in Beijing

a short history of the China trade by Edmund de Waal


April’s featured work is a drawing by David Shrigley

The Race (eventually you must join in) by David Shrigley


In this interview in her new studio, Jyll Bradley discusses her work

Jyll Bradley's works at the Folkstone Triennale 2014

Howard Hodgkin at the Hepworth Wakefield

‘In the Studio of Jamini Roy’, a painting by Howard Hodgkin is on show at the Hepworth Wakefield

In the Studio of Jamini Roy by Howard Hodgkin