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Government Art Collection

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 65262, tabled on 23 February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the total Government Art Collection was loaned out or placed on public view in the last year.

Answered on

8 March 2017

The majority of the Government Art Collection is displayed in Government buildings around the world, or placed on public view.

The GAC welcomes requests for loans to public exhibitions and responds positively whenever possible. Displays on the GAC premises are accessible to the public on tours of the Collection and special events such as London Open House. In addition to themed displays, visitors to the Collection are also able to see a range of other work that may be on the premises at the time of their visit.

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