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The University of Reading's Art Collection comprises around 1000 works of painting, drawing, sculpture and graphic art. The Collection also includes many pieces of national and international significance. We are based at the former St Andrews Hall, alongside the Museum of English Rural Life, and are part of the University Museums and Special Collections Service.


Art Unlocked is an online talk series by Art UK in collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies. This Curation is based on a talk by Dr Hannah Lyons, Curator of University Art Collections, at University of Reading Art Collection on 12th July 2023. You can watch a recording of the talk on Art UK's YouTube channel.

6 artworks
Study for the Head of Marie de'Medici
Photo credit: University of Reading Art Collection

Study for the Head of Marie de'Medici

Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640)

Chalk on paper

H 10.8 x W 8.9 cm

University of Reading Art Collection

Dancing Figures
© University of Reading Art Collection. Photo credit: University of Reading Art Collection

Dancing Figures 1912

Max Weber (1881–1961)

Pastel on paper

H 62 x W 47 cm

University of Reading Art Collection

Willesden Junction, Early Morning
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: University of Reading Art Collection

Willesden Junction, Early Morning 1962

Leon Kossoff (1926–2019)

Oil on board

H 122 x W 221 cm

University of Reading Art Collection

Climate Stripes: Warming Stripes, Global, 2020
© Ed Hawkins. Photo credit: Prof. Ed Hawkins, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading

Climate Stripes: Warming Stripes, Global, 2020 2021

Ed Hawkins

Digital

University of Reading Art Collection

Study of the Discophoros (the Discus-Bearer)
Photo credit: University of Reading Art Collection

Study of the Discophoros (the Discus-Bearer) 1883–1889

Minnie Jane Hardman (1862–1952)

Graphite on wove paper

H 73.8 x W 45.1 cm

University of Reading Art Collection

The Little Bed
Photo credit: University of Reading Art Collection

The Little Bed 1902

Walter Richard Sickert (1860–1942)

Graphite & charcoal on paper

H 23.7 x W 31.5 cm

University of Reading Art Collection