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Art UK is very excited to announce the launch of our new online talk series Art Unlocked, developed in collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies. Each week, different museum and gallery curators and directors from across the UK will deliver a 30-minute talk on selected works from their collection.

Art Unlocked will provide our Partner collections with the opportunity to showcase five or six artworks from their permanent collection to Art UK's large and growing audience. These chosen artworks will also feature in a Curation on the Art UK site.

The Newlyn Exhibition

The Newlyn Exhibition 1979

Joan Gillchrest (1918–2008)

Newlyn Art 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 local museums and art galleries.

Talks take place at 5.30pm (BST) and the schedule is as follows:

Wednesday 16th June
Jennifer Scott, Sackler Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery

Wednesday 23rd June
Andrew Parkinson, Curator of The Pier Arts Centre

Wednesday 7th July
Sarah Hardy, Curator-Manager of the De Morgan Collection

Art Unlocked is free to attend and you can register your interest via Eventbrite. Make sure that you are following Art UK on Twitter and are subscribed to our weekly newsletter to hear about other upcoming talks.

We look forward to seeing you there!

You can also watch the videos of previous events in the series on this YouTube playlist:

For any queries relating to Art Unlocked, please contact Flora Doble at

Flora Doble, Programme Officer at Art UK