About ACWA

About the Committee

The Committee's terms of reference are:

To advise the Speaker generally on matters relating to works of art in the House of Commons; to purchase works of art from an acquisition budget funded by the House of Commons Administration Vote, in accordance with the Financial Memorandum; to advise the Speaker, the Curator and other officials as appropriate on the management, care and interpretation of the collection of pictures, statues, murals, historic furniture and furnishings and decorative interior of the Palace; and to advise officials, as appropriate, on the decorative interiors of other buildings in the Parliamentary Estate; and to make proposals on the siting of works of art to the Administration Committee.

The Committee may from time to time also be asked for its views on other issues where it is considered to have an interest.