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 day in the life of …

A day in the life of a GAC Curator of Information and Research (Historical)

Philippa studying a painting


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Still from Matt Calderwood's 'Pole' video

Turning space into substance

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

Margot Perryman

Joan Eardley and Sheila Fell at Ben Uri Gallery, London

The GAC has lent two oil paintings, by Joan Eardley and Sheila Fell to the Ben Uri Gallery

Boy's Head


This month's Featured Work is Thomas Uwins' Maria, a subject from Sterne's novel Tristram Shandy

Maria from Sterne's