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The Parliamentary Art Collection is owned jointly by the House of Commons and the House of Lords and is administered by a committee in either house.

Alongside the House of Commons Works of Art Committee, the Speakers Art Fund is in place as a means by which the House acquires works of art. The Collection is managed and cared for by an on-site team of curatorial staff.

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Take a look at the story behind this painting of the aftermath of the fire that destroyed the Houses of Parliament in 1834.


Discover the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft through works in the Parliamentary Art Collection.


Take a virtual tour around the contemporary art collection in Portcullis House