Google Arts & Culture

Arts Council Collection: Google Arts & Culture

The Arts Council Collection is delighted to participate in the Google Arts & Culture, a rich online resource that uses the latest digital imaging tools and technologies to make cultural organisations more widely accessible to a global audience.

As well as being able to view works from the Arts Council Collection in extraordinary detail, rediscover some of our exhibitions including Grayson Perry's The Vanity of Small Differences or explore the work of key post-war sculptors associated with Herbert Read’s landmark exhibition for the British Pavilion at the 1952 Venice Biennale.

Founded in 2011, the Google Arts & Culture is a not-for-profit initiative that partners with cultural organisations to bring the world’s cultural heritage online.




The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With more than 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyond. This website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.