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The work of the curators

"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.

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