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Art Unlocked is an online talk series, developed in collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies. Each week, different museum and gallery curators and directors from across the UK deliver a short talk on selected works from their collection. Participants include institutions such as the National Galleries of Scotland, Gallery Oldham and Dulwich Picture Gallery.


Art Unlocked forms a key component of the partnership between Art UK and Bloomberg Philanthropies, which aims to help strengthen and improve digital access to the UK's national collection of art while encouraging broader engagement with museums and art galleries.

Art Unlocked is a free event and attendees can register via Eventbrite. Follow Art UK on Twitter and subscribe to our weekly newsletter to hear about upcoming talks.

Art Unlocked events

Happening soon

27th October 2021 – Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

3rd November 2021 – The McManus, Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

10th November 2021 – Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Past events

26th May 2021 – Pallant House Gallery

2nd June 2021 – Aberdeen Art Gallery

9th June 2021 – Gallery Oldham

16th June 2021 – Dulwich Picture Gallery

23rd June 2021 – The Pier Arts Centre

7th July 2021 – De Morgan Collection

14th July 2021 – The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

21st July 2021 – National Galleries of Scotland

28th July 2021 – National Trust: Mount Stewart

4th August 2021 – Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

11th August 2021 – The Foundling Museum

18th August 2021 – y Gaer Museum, Art Gallery & Library

25th August 2021 – The Munnings Art Museum

1st September 2021 – The Stanley Spencer Gallery

8th September 2021 – Yorkshire Sculpture Park

22nd September 2021 – Royal West of England Academy

6th October 2021 – Imperial War Museums

13th October 2021 – Ben Uri Gallery & Museum

Previous Art Unlocked selections feature as Curations or you can watch the full recordings on a YouTube playlist:

For any queries relating to Art Unlocked, please contact Aimee Murphy at