• The British Council Collection

    Since 1938 the British Council has been collecting works of art, craft and design to promote abroad the achievements of the very best British artists, craft practitioners and designers. The Collection has no permanent gallery and has been referred to as a 'Museum Without Walls'. On these pages you can browse our collection, explore its history and find out more about borrowing and viewing our works.

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    Browse the Collection

    Explore around 9,000 works of 20th and 21st century British art...

  • New Acquisitions Sun Visor, Jim Lambie, 2014

    New to the British Council Collection

    Look through our latest acquisitions...

  • ARTISTS Barbara Hepworth, Curved Forms with Red and Yellow

    Barbara Hepworth

    Explore our collection of works by the British artist...

  • PORTFOLIOS Richard Wright, Untitled

    Portfolios

    Print collections selected and produced by galleries, curators and artists...

  • Mabey Edward McKnight Kauffer, Pomeroy Day Cream

    The Mabey Collection

    A unique collection of classic posters from the early 20th century...