Date(s) - Friday, 19 October 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Government Art Collection
Works of art from the Government Art Collection (GAC) are displayed in UK Government buildings in nearly every capital city, making it the most dispersed collection of British art in the world. The role of the Collection is to promote British art while contributing to cultural diplomacy. Dating from 1898, the Collection has expanded over the years and now contains over 14,000 works of art from the 16th century to the present day by mainly British artists in a broad range of media. On the tour we will see a selection of works from the Collection and get a behind-the-scenes look at works as they are prepared for display.
Facilities: Toilets but no onsite café. There is a wide selection of cafes and sandwich shops on Tottenham Court Road and the surrounding streets
Times: 12.20 pm for 12.30pm in the reception area. (Note later than usual start time.) The conducted visit will last about an hour.
Travel: Queen’s Yard is a short narrow street between Torrington Place and Capper Street on the east side of Tottenham Court Road, i.e. on the opposite side to nearby Goodge Street Tube Station. There are also buses: 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390 (up Tottenham Court Road and down Gower Street).
Cost: Free to all, but only in groups.
Booking: Essential. Early application advisable. Please use a booking form (or send a note with the required details) and your cheque.