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.

‘Such men have lost all patriotic feeling’

Wandering through The Great War in Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery last week, I suddenly remembered...


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A Registrar in Minsk

A Registrar travels to Minsk to oversee the transportation of GAC works

Registrar's toolkit


Latest news from the Government Art Collection

Mark Wallinger is Innocent by Mark Wallinger

Turning space into substance

In this interview in her studio, Margot Perryman discusses the paintings she has in the Collection

Margot Perryman

Hepworth at Tate Britain

The GAC has lent Barbara Hepworth's marble sculpture Conoid, Sphere and Hollow II to Tate Britain

Conoid, Sphere and Hollow II by Barbara Hepworth


'The Ship Comes In', a painting by the artist John Duncan Fergusson, is August's Featured Work

The Ship Comes In by J. D. Fergusson