Government Art Collection - UK
United Kingdom (London)

The Government Art Collection was begun in the 19th Century and is a depository for many thousands of British art works covering several centuries.  Individual works of art are loaned to the United Kingdom Government Diplomatic missions around the world and to Government offices in the UK.  These are generally on a temporary basis and can be returned to London or sent elsewhere as the need arises.  Art works loaned abroad are not always accessible as they may be housed in the private residences of ambassadors or high commissioners.  Other works will be displayed in public areas of the foreign diplomatic offices. Anyone wishing to find out where a particular work is housed, should contact  Government Art Collection in London.  The telephone number is (0044) 020 7580 9120 and email: www.gac.culture.gov.uk.   

Top artists in the collection:

Sir Godfrey Kneller, BT.English, 1646-172312 artworks
William Marlow1740-1813 (Veduta)12 artworks
Henry Bailey1848-19339 artworks
George Barret the elderEnglish, 1728-17848 artworks
Mark Gertler1891-19397 artworks
Abraham Pether1756-18126 artworks
Gaspard DughetFrench, 1615-1675 (Baroque)5 artworks
Willem van de Velde the YoungerDutch, 1633-1707 (Dutch Golden Age)5 artworks
Charles JervasIrish, 1675-17395 artworks
John PiperEnglish, 1903-1992 (Abstract)5 artworks
Cornelis Janssens van CeulenDutch, 1593-1661 (Baroque)4 artworks

The Athenaeum has no exhibitions on record for this museum. Exhibition records can be added for this museum here.