The Parliamentary Art Collection (made up of the House of Commons and House of Lords Works of Art Collections) uniquely illustrates in paintings, sculpture and other types of artwork, the history of Parliament and British politics over the centuries. The Collection includes over 600 paintings, the majority dating from the 18th to the 21st centuries. Over the last 20 years, a contemporary collection has also been built up, which reflects the areas of the UK represented by Parliament. This has been an opportunity to support and showcase the work of living artists around the country. New works of art are actively commissioned and acquired for the Collection. Further details about the Collection can be found at www.parliament.uk/art
Parliamentary Art Collection
The Curator's Office, Department of Information Services, House of Commons, 1 Canon Row, Greater London SW1A 0AA England
020 7219 3157http://www.parliament.uk/art
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23 September 2020
1000 years of history in one room You can explore the oldest part of Parliament, the medieval Westminster Hall, with our virtual tour. Make sure to look up to the amazing hammerbeam roof, originally built in the 14th century.