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Behind the Image: Impromptu Photo-Booths and a Studio on the Go

Our Digital Media & Photography Manager, Tony Harris, takes us behind-the-scenes and into the photography studio where he tells us more about what he's after when he documents work for the Collection.

A Very Big Bean: the Collection in Japan

Tim Hitchens was Britain’s Ambassador to Japan from 2012–2016 and during that time, the Collection worked with him to curate new displays of art for the Embassy and Residence in Tokyo. In this interview from 2015, he reflects on the role that art played in diplomacy, on his watch.

Barbara Hepworth’s ‘Conoid, Sphere, Hollow III’

Barbara Hepworth’s ‘Conoid, Sphere and Hollow II’ features in the first monographic exhibition in Paris dedicated to the leading British sculptor, opening at the Musée Rodin on 5 November 2019.

How to Make an Entrance: Rock, Paper, Scissors ?

The GAC display at the Residence in Beijing portrays a modern, sustainable and innovative Britain. It also underlines its historical and contemporary links to events and individuals, of significance for both nations.

Tristram Hillier’s painting, ‘Fossils (February)’

Tristram Hillier’s painting, ‘Fossils (February)’ features in ‘Landscapes of the Mind: the Art of Tristram Hillier’ at The Museum of Somerset, Taunton from 6 November 2019 – 18 April 2020

Collecting Stories about Art at the GAC

Dr Claire FitzGerald, Curator (Modern & Contemporary) tells us about her love for uncovering the stories hidden within the Government Art Collection

Cultural diplomacy and soft power

What does art have to do with international diplomacy, and how does the Collection help flex Britain’s soft power?

Ways of Seeing

Find out more about Ways of Seeing, our exciting collaboration this year with Waltham Forest, the first London Borough of Culture.

Curious Facts

Discover interesting and quirky facts about artworks within the Collection.

The Adventures of a Time-Traveller: Researching the Historical Collection

What's involved in being a GAC historical curator? Dr Laura-Maria Popoviciu takes us on a journey through time and space.

A Day in the Life: James Morrison, Senior Collection Coordinator

Ever wondered what having a role in Collection is all about. Discover more about a typical day with a member of our Collections team.

A Working Collection

Works from the Collection are regularly on the move. Find out what’s needed to make this happen and the job mission of the art works themselves

The Art of Diplomacy

An old map of Romania and a fire-damaged print of London: Britain's Head of Soft Power, recently Ambassador to Romania speaks with our historical curator about the links between art and diplomacy.