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Emma Gormley, Assistant Curator of parliamentary art, talks about her role looking after this unique collection and commissioning new works.
"The collection includes about 8000 works of art"
The parliamentary art collection includes thousands of works depicting Parliament and parliamentarians through history and today.
Caring for the collection in a working building, where MPs and Members of the Lords are constantly at work, can be a challenge. However, it is also a great opportunity to combine interests in history, politics and art.
In the video above, Emma Gormley explains why she enjoys commissioning new art works of recent Members of Parliament, learning about their fascinating careers, and working with some of the country's most talented artists.
Portraits: art resource - key stage 2
KS2, ART, VIDEO, LESSON PLAN, WORKSHEET
Two films and supporting lesson plans focusing on two significant portraits from the Parliamentary art collection.
The Armada Paintings: art resource - key stage 2
KS2, ART, HISTORY, VIDEO, LESSON PLAN
This resource explores how personal or historical events can be depicted in works of art.
The Dearsley Window: art resource - key stage 2
This pack looks at the story of the Suffragettes, as depicted in a series of contemporary stained glass windows in the Palace of Westminster.
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