More than just a collection
Within our walls you’ll find works by artists such as Keith Vaughan, Edward Burra, Graham Sutherland and Barbara Hepworth.
Our collection doesn’t just tell the story of British art from 1900 to now.
It also tells the story of the passionate collectors of art who have generously donated their collections to us so they can be enjoyed by all.
Every group of works donated to us has its own character, formed by the interests and impulses of the collector.
Adopt an Artwork
Help us to ensure the long-term preservation of our artworks.
Protecting our collection from the ravages of time is one of our biggest challenges. You can help us look after some of our most vulnerable pieces with Adopt an Artwork and receive a number of amazing benefits, including the chance to see your chosen artwork up close.
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