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We welcome enquiries related to:
  • specific works of art in the Collection
  • administration matters related to the Collection

Should you wish to draw our attention to any aspects of our work that you are unhappy with, please see our complaints procedure.

You can contact us by:
Letter: Government Art Collection
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2-4 Cockspur Street
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7580 9120
The Government Art Collection is part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the contacts for DCMS are:
GAC Staff  

Jules Breeze


Chris Christophorou

Collection Technician

Chantal Condron Curator: Information & Research (Modern & Contemporary) P/T
Martin Few

Collection Technician

Adrian George

Curator: Collection Projects

Roger Golding

Curator: Documentation

Tony Harris

New Media Officer

Gary Henson

Director's Assistant & Administrator

Nicky Hodge

Curator: Information & Research (Modern & Contemporary) P/T

Penny Johnson

Director & Head of Division

Robert Jones

Collection Officer

Tung Tsin Lam

New Media Officer

Philippa Martin

Curator: Information & Research (Historical)

Clive Marks

Senior Administrator

Andrew Parratt

Curator: Collection Services

Julia Toffolo Senior Registrar & Deputy Director

The GAC Annual Reports and Acquisitisions Lists are available online. The GAC Annual Report 2006-2007 was published on 31 January 2008.

Details of GAC funding and further information about DCMS can be found on the DCMS website. The current DCMS Annual Report is available to download.


Reception area of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Whitehall building A series of photographs by Joy Gregory, entitled Cinderella Tours Europe, was purchased in 2002 for the newly refurbished reception area of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office building in Whitehall.

You can read about the following topics on the GAC by clicking on each one below.
Researching Artists and Works of Art
We are happy to respond to enquiries about specific works of art in the Collection. For more general enquiries, please consult the suggested web links below for further direction. Fine art reference libraries and archives are key research sources. Many specialist libraries and archives have certain access requirements, so it is essential to contact them in advance and check that their resources are relevant to your research before making a visit.

Below is a selection of major libraries and archives in the UK:

British Library
Courtauld Institute of Art Library (University of London)
National Art Library (Victoria and Albert Museum)
National Gallery Library
National Portrait Gallery: Heinz Archive and Library
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Tate Library and Archive: Hyman Kreitman Reading Rooms
University of London Library
The National Archives
Research and Special Collections Available Locally - N. Ireland
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
National Library of Scotland
National Archives of Scotland
National Library of Wales

It is also a good idea to contact your local public library for information about relevant libraries and archives.

If you are a student, contact your school/college/university library first for advice.
COPAC is an online resource that provides free access to the merged online catalogues of major UK and Irish university research libraries, plus the British Library and the National Library of Scotland.
HERO (Higher Education & Research Opportunities in the United Kingdom) has links to higher education library resources in the UK and abroad.
Archives HUB has links to archives in UK colleges and universities.
Valuations of Works of Art
The GAC is not in the position to provide valuations or to advise on the sale of works or art. We recommend that you contact a reputable auction house or fine art dealer in your area for advice and valuations.
Job Vacancies
Information about job vacancies at the GAC can be found on the DCMS website; click here for the Recruitment section.

Details of all open competitions and external vacancies are also advertised in the London and/or national press.
British Government Links
Government Public Service information
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
This site includes web links to British embassies abroad; click here for FCO links to other embassies.
The United Kingdom Parliament
10 Downing Street
Official Documents
Her Majesty's Stationery Office
Museums, Libraries and Archives Council:

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