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Highlights from the UK Government Art Collection

— July 2011

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Bob and Roberta Smith,  Peas Are The New Beans (Selected by Lord Boateng)

Rosalind Ormiston sees a landmark exhibition and reads all about this hitherto hidden collection


The UK Government Art Collection (GAC) is an assortment of mainly British art purchased over a period of 113 years to promote the UK through a visual reflection of its history and culture. The Collection is housed in over 400 embassies, government buildings, and residences worldwide. At any time, two-thirds of the Collection is on display with the rest under conservation or in storage....

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Media credit: Copyright line: © Bob and Roberta Smith / courtesy of the UK Government Art Collection


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