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

Johan van Diest portrait at Hampton Court Palace

A portrait of politician James Stanhope, first Earl Stanhope is on loan to Hampton Court Palace

James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope (1673-1721) army officer, diplomat, and politician by Johan van Diest


This month, a painting by Ceri Richards marks the centenary of the birth of poet Dylan Thomas

Summer: the Force that through the Green Fuse drives the Flower by Ceri Richards