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.

Wild Boy at the Government Art Collection

This summer at the GAC, a collaboration with children's author Rob Lloyd Jones and Pop Up Projects, culminated in a …


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The Art of Diplomacy

Watch GAC Curator Dr Laura Popoviciu in a short FCO film on 'The Art of Diplomacy'.

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Mark Wallinger is Innocent by Mark Wallinger


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

Jyll Bradley's works at the Folkstone Triennale 2014

Paul Nash at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich

Two key paintings from the 1930s by Paul Nash are currently part of a major survey at Tate Britain

Event on the Downs by Paul Nash


June's featured work is work is a recently acquired portrait of Henry VIII by Anglo-Flemish school

King Henry VIII (1491-1547) by unknown, Anglo-Flemish 16th century (Active 1500-1599)