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Our Founder Partners and Partners are key stakeholders in Art UK, representing the core body of UK art collections. We are grateful for their ongoing support and valuable feedback.

These collections support Art UK financially by paying an annual subscription. This allows them to:

  • participate in the Art UK Shop to generate revenue at no extra cost
  • publicise events and exhibitions through listings and stories
  • add more artworks to Art UK (prints, drawings, watercolours and photography, alongside painting and sculpture)
  • host their own learning resources on Art UK's learning pages


Founder Partner collections

Aberdeen Art Gallery (Gold)

Aberystwyth University, School of Art, Gallery and Museum (Red)

A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection at London Southbank University (Yellow)

American Museum & Gardens (Yellow)

ANGUSalive (Red)

Argyll and Bute Council (Red)

The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library (Green)

Art & Heritage Collections, Robert Gordon University (Blue)

South Ayrshire Council (Red)

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Gold)

The Atkinson (Red)

Bangor University (Red)

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts (Red)

The Barns-Graham Charitable Trust (Red)

Barnsley Museums (Red)

Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum (Yellow)

Beecroft Art Gallery (Red)

Ben Uri Gallery & Museum (Red)

Birmingham Museums Trust (Gold)

Bolton Library and Museum Services (Red)

The Bowes Museum (Blue)

Brampton Museum (Yellow)

Brighton & Hove Museums (Gold)

Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives (Gold)

British Library (Gold)

Bruce Castle Museum & Archives (Red)

Bury Art Museum (Red)

Bushey Museum and Art Gallery (Red)

Buxton Museum & Art Gallery (Red)

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council Collections (Red)

Canterbury Museums and Galleries (Red)

Captain Christie Crawfurd English Civil War Collection (Yellow)

Carmarthenshire Museums Service (Red)

Chelmsford Museums (Red)

City of Edinburgh Council (Blue)

City of London Corporation (Gold)

Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service (Blue)

Compton Verney (Red)

The Courtauld (Blue)

Culture NL (Red)

Cumbrian Museum Consortium (Gold)

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery (Red)

Derby Museum and Art Gallery (Red)

Dorich House Museum (Red)

Dulwich Picture Gallery (Blue)

East Dunbartonshire Council (Blue)

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Collections (Red)

English Heritage (Gold)

ESCALA – Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (Yellow)

Falmouth Art Gallery (Gold)

Fermanagh County Museum (Yellow)

Fife Council (Blue)

The Fitzwilliam Museum (Gold)

Fleming Collection (Blue)

The Foundling Museum (Yellow)

Fry Art Gallery (Red)

Gallery Oldham (Red)

Gainsborough’s House (Red)

Girton College, University of Cambridge (Red)

Glasgow Life Museums (Gold)

Government Art Collection (Gold)

Griffith Institute, University of Oxford (Gold)

Grundy Art Gallery (Red)

Guernsey Museums and Galleries (Red)

Hampshire Cultural Trust (Red)

Harris Museum and Art Gallery (Blue)

Hartlepool Museums & Heritage Service (Red)

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery (Red)

Hepworth Wakefield (Red)

Heritage Doncaster (Red)

The Higgins Bedford (Red)

Holburne Museum (Red)

Homerton College, Cambridge (Yellow)

Horniman Museum and Gardens (Red)

Hull Museums and Galleries (Gold)

The Hunterian, University of Glasgow (Red)

Imperial War Museums (Gold)

The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art (Gold)

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (Red)

Jerwood Collection (Red)

Kirklees Museums & Galleries (Blue)

Leeds Museums & Galleries (Gold)

Leicester Museums and Galleries (Blue)

Leicestershire County Council Museums Service (Red)

Leighton House Museum (Red)

Liverpool Hope University (Red)

London Borough of Camden (Red)

The Lowry (Red)

Manchester Art Gallery (Gold)

The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum (Blue)

Manx National Heritage (Red)

Mercer Art Gallery (Red)

Merchant Adventurers’ Hall (Yellow)

Merton College, Oxford (Yellow)

McLean Museum and Art Gallery (Red)

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (Red)

Morley College (Yellow)

Munnings Art Museum (Red)

Museum of the Order of St John (Red)

Museum of English Rural Life (Red)

Museum of London (Gold)

Museum of the Home (Yellow)

Museums Northumberland (Red)

Museums Sheffield (Gold)

National Army Museum (Blue)

National Galleries Scotland (Gold)

The National Gallery (Gold Plus)

National Library of Wales (Gold)

National Maritime Museum (Gold)

National Museums NI (Gold)

National Museums Liverpool (Gold)

National Museum of the Royal Navy (Gold)

National Museum of Scotland (Red)

National Museum Wales (Gold)

National Portrait Gallery (Gold)

National Trust (Gold)

Nature in Art (Red)

New College, Oxford (Red)

Newlyn Art Gallery (Yellow)

Nottingham City Museums and Galleries (Gold)

Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service (Gold)

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery (Red)

Oriel Môn (Red)

Otter Gallery, University of Chichester (Green)

Paintings in Hospitals (Yellow)

Paisley Museum and Art Galleries (Blue)

Pallant House Gallery (Red)

Parliamentary Art Collection (Blue)

Penlee House Gallery & Museum (Red)

Perth & Kinross Council (Blue)

The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney (Red)

Poole Museum Service (Red)

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery (Blue)

Powys County Council (Red)

Queen’s University Belfast (Blue)

Reading Museum & Town Hall (Red)

Touchstones Rochdale (Blue)

Rotherham Heritage Services (Red)

Royal Academy of Arts (Gold)

The Royal Air Force Museum (Blue)

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (Red)

Royal Armouries (Yellow)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Gold)

Royal Cornwall Museum (Red)

Royal Free Hospital Art Collection (Red)

Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture (Blue)

Royal West of England Academy (RWA) (Red)

Rugby Art Gallery & Museum (Red)

Ruskin Museum (Green)

The Ruth Borchard Collection (Yellow)

Rye Art Gallery (Red)

Salford Museum and Art Gallery (Red)

St Edmund Hall, Oxford (Yellow)

St Edmundsbury Museums (Red)

St John’s College, Cambridge (Red)

Scarborough Museums Trust (Red)

Science Museum Group (Gold)

Sir John Soane’s Museum (Yellow)

Southampton City Art Gallery (Blue)

Southend Museums (Red)

Southwark Art Collections (Red)

Staffordshire Museum & Art Collection (Yellow)

Stanley Spencer Gallery (Red)

Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum (Red)

STORIEL (Yellow)

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery (Red)

Tate (Gold Plus)

Torre Abbey Museum (Red)

Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum (Red)

Towner (Gold)

Trinity College, University of Cambridge (Red)

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (Gold)

UCL Art Museum (Blue)

University of Birmingham Collections (Yellow)

University of Dundee Museum Collections (Red)

University of Hull Art Collection (Red)

University of Edinburgh Art Collection (Blue)

University of Lancaster – The Peter Scott Gallery (Yellow)

University of Liverpool Art Collection (Blue)

University of Oxford (Gold)

University of Reading Art Collection (Red)

University of South Wales Art Collection Museum (Red)

University of Surrey Art Collection (Red)

Valence House Museum (Red)

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath and North East Somerset Council (Red)

The Wandsworth Museum Collection at Battersea Arts Centre (Red)

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery (Red)

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village (Red)

Wellcome Collection (Gold)

West Suffolk Heritage Service (Red)

The Whitworth (Red)

William Morris Gallery (Red)

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum (Red)

Wolfson College, Cambridge (Green)

Worcester City Museums (Red)

y Gear Museum, Art Gallery & Library (Red)

York Museum Trust (Gold)


Partner collections 

Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum (Red)

Armagh County Museum (Red)

Art in Healthcare (Red)

Arts Council Collection (Gold)

Auld Post Office Museum (Green)

Barts Health NHS Trust Archives and Museums (Red)

Belfast City Hall (Red)

Belmont House (Green)

Black Outdoor Art (Green)

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery (Blue)

Blairs Museum (Yellow)

The Box, Plymouth (Blue)

Bradford Museums Galleries & Heritage (Blue)

British Council Collection (Gold)

Brunel Museum (Green)

The Charterhouse (Green)

Chippenham Museum (Red)

Cynon Valley Museum (Yellow)

Darlington Borough Art Collection (Blue)

Dartmouth Museum (Yellow)

David Livingstone Birthplace Museum (Green)

Derry City and Strabane District (Yellow)

The 'Devils Porridge' Museum (Green)

De Morgan Collection (Yellow)

Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre (yellow)

Dumfries and GallowayCouncil Collection (blue)

East Ayrshire Council (blue)

East Dumbartonshire Council (Blue)

Elmbridge Museum (Yellow)

Essex Regiment Museum (Green)

Fairfax House (Yellow)

The Foundation for Essex Arts: BAT Collection (Yellow)

The George Wyllie Foundation (Green)

Glasgow Women's Library (Yellow)

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery (Blue) 

The Gordon Highlanders Museum (Yellow)

The Great Tapestry of Scotland (Green)

The Green Howards Regimental Museum (Yellow)

Gregynog Hall (Yellow)

Groam House Museum (Green)

Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation (Red)

Harris Manchester College, Oxford University (Yellow)

High Life Highland (Red)

Historic Environment Scotland (Red)

Historylinks Museum (Green)

ICE Scotland Museum (Green)

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Yellow)

Jersey Heritage (Blue)

Jewish Museum London (Yellow)

John Rylands Institute and Research Library (Yellow)

Jupiter Artland (Yellow)

Keele University Art Collection (Yellow)

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum (Yellow)

Loughborough University (Red)

Maggie's Cancer Care Centres (Red)

Museum of Cornish Life, Helston (Green)

Museum of Freemasonry (Red)

Mythstories (Yellow)

National Jazz Archive (Yellow)

National Museum of Flight (red)

National Records of Scotland (Green)

The New Art Gallery Walsall (Red)

New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge (Red)

NHS Lothian (Edinburgh & Lothian Health Foundation) (Blue)

Nottingham Trent University (Yellow)

Northampton Museums & Art Gallery (Blue) 

North Lincolnshire Museums (Red)

Oxford Brookes University (Red)

Paxton House (Yellow)

The Priseman Seabrook Collections (Yellow)

Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation (Green)

Richmond upon Thames Borough Art Collection (Red)

RNLI Grace Darling Museum (Green)

Royal Academy of Music (Red) 

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (Red)

Royal College of Art (Red)

Royal College of General Practitioners (Yellow)

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Yellow)

Royal Holloway, University of London (Red)

The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (Yellow)

Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum (Yellow)

Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum (Blue)

Scottish Borders Council (Red)

Scottish Fisheries Museum (Red)

Scottish Maritime Museum (Red)

Scottish Parliament Art Collection (Yellow)

The Scouts Heritage Service (Yellow)

The Signet Library (Yellow)

Society of Antiquaries (Red)

Somerset Military Museum (Red)

South Lanarkshire Council (Red)

Southwest Heritage Trust (Red)

The Stained Glass Museum (Yellow)

St Andrews Heritage Museum and Garden (yellow)

St John's College, University of Oxford (Red)

St Peter's College, University of Oxford (Red)

St Peter's Heritage hall (Green)

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens (Red)

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre (Green)

Tameside Museums and Galleries: The Astley Cheetham Art Collection (Red)

Teignmouth Town Council (Green)

Tenby Museum & Art Gallery (Red)

The Line (Green)

Trinity College, University of Oxford (Red)

University of Falmouth (Yellow)

University of Dundee, Tayside Medical History Museum (Yellow)

University of Salford (Blue)

University of St Andrews (Red)

University of Stirling (Red)

Victoria and Albert Museum (Gold)

The Wallace Collection (Blue)

Weston Park (Red)

Yale Centre for British Art (Gold)