Parliamentary Works of Art

Student conservation project 2018


During the last two weeks of September a team of postgraduate conservation students conserved works from the Parliamentary Art Collection

Conserving Maclise's 'Waterloo' & 'Trafalgar': Phase 2

Conservators have begun the second phase of conservation on two large wall paintings in the Royal Gallery

October Artwork of the Month: Bernie Grant by Kelvin Okafor


To mark Black History Month this month's artwork is Kelvin Okafor's portrait of Bernie Grant, one of the first ever black MPs

Picture of first elected woman MP, Constance Markievicz, displayed in Parliament


A picture of the first woman elected to the House of Commons, Constance Markievicz, has been gifted to the UK Parliament by the Irish Parliament

July Artwork of the Month: Bronze bust of Aneurin Bevan by Robert Thomas

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July Artwork of the Month marks the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the NHS.

More parliamentary works of art

Title Date
Portrait of Diane Abbott on display in Manchester 02.06.2018
June Artwork of the Month: Queen Victoria by John Gibson 01.06.2018
Two UK Parliament portraits go on display in Walsall 25.05.2018
First Waves artist residency in Wales 21.05.2018
Portrait of Rt Hon Dame Joan Ruddock unveiled in Parliament 22.02.2018
Cornelia Parker’s General Election artworks unveiled 02.02.2018