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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.

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. You can also check our Art Unlocked about page for details of past or upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

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

Flora Doble, Programme Officer at Art UK