Resources

Publications

The Government Art Collection has published or co-published a number of books over many years and these are listed below.


Some are now out of print, but we do have a very limited supply of these publications, please contact the Government Art Collection for further details.

Currently available:

Art, Power Diplomacy
Scala Publisers (2011)
ISBN 978 1 85759 691 5

Purchase cost: £20 - softback.
Available now. (Please note it is not available from the GAC)

Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in the Government Art Collection
The Public Catalogue Foundation (2007)
ISBN 1 904931 4

Purchase cost: £20 - softback, £35 - hardback.
Available from your bookseller or directly from the Public Catalogue Foundation. (Please note it is not available from the GAC)

The following is a list of publications which are out of print:

The British Ambassador's Residence, Washington DC: Works of Art from the UK Government Art Collection (2004)
ISBN 0 9516468 5 0

Government Art Collection of the United Kingdom: The Twentieth Century Works excluding prints. A summary catalogue (1997)
ISBN 0 9516468 3 4
Covers paintings, drawings, sculpture and other original works of art made during the Twentieth Century.

Works of Art in the British Embassy, Tel Aviv
Dr Mary Beal (1998)
ISBN 0 9516468 4 2

The British Embassy, Paris: The House and its Works of Art
Dr Mary Beal and John Cornforth (1992)
ISBN 0 9516468 1 8
French version:
L'Ambassade de Grande-Bretagne à Paris: Son Histoire et sa Collection
Mary Beal and John Cornforth (1996)
ISBN 0 9516468 2 6

Works of Art in the British Embassy, Bonn
Dr Mary Beal (1990)
ISBN 0 9516468 0 X
This publication, with English and German texts in parallel, covers the works of art in the British Embassy in Bonn until 1999, when the Embassy was moved to Berlin.

A Check List of Portraits in the Department of the Environment Picture Collection
Richard Walker (1976)
ISBN 0 71840068 2