Viewing works from the British Council Collection 

Our Collection has no permanent gallery so it is not always possible to view works. A large proportion of our Collection is on loan to other major museum and gallery exhibitions in the UK and overseas. Through this website, you can find out where works are currently on show.

If you are interested in seeing specific works and cannot find details of them on the website, please contact the Head of Collection: visual.arts@britishcouncil.org

Borrowing works from the British Council Collection 

We are happy to loan works for exhibitions in the UK or elsewhere, whenever possible. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee availability as many works are included in our own exhibitions or could be on loan elsewhere. Written requests should be addressed to:

Head of Collection
Visual Arts Department
Arts Group
British Council
10 Spring Gardens
London, SW1A 2BN

Or you can email visual.arts@britishcouncil.org for the attention of the Head of Collection.

We ask that requests should be submitted at least six months before the opening date of the exhibition. We expect borrowers to meet all the insurance and transport costs involved, and this could include the costs of international freight.