The British Council organises exhibitions of its art collection all over the world. We work with the best of British artists and professionals to curate and tour UK art internationally and to offer educational programmes to our public.
Our collection, which began in 1938, consists of more than 8,500 works signed by over 1,650 artists, including Lucian Freud, Gilbert and George and Anish Kapoor. The artworks demonstrate the very best in contemporary British practice in all mediums, from painting and sculpture to printmaking, photography, installation and new media.
The British Council's art collection, Out of Britain - 100 years of British landscape art, was exhibited in Romania for the first time during 2013 - 2014 with the occasion of our 75th anniversary. Apart from the best contemporary British landscape art works, the exhibition provided a learning platform for the younger audience as well as museum experts and arts professors.