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Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art

Commons Other Committee

The Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art is a cross-party group of Members appointed by the Speaker to advise on the use and management of the Parliamentary Art Collection in the House of Commons.

Includes the purchase of works of art, safeguarding the Parliamentary Art Collection, ensuring new purchases are in line with the Acquisition Policy and to advise officials on the decorative interiors of the Commons areas of the Parliamentary Estate.

Committee news

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‘American soldiers paying silent homage at the tomb of the unknown warrior’ sketch loaned to National Army Museum exhibition
Committee approves loan of Frank O. Salisbury sketch for Buried Among Kings: The Story of the Unknown Warrior exhibition
9 December 2020
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Publication of Annual Report 2019-20
The Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art publishes its Annual Report for the 2019/20 financial year.
14 October 2020
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Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art announces review plans of Parliamentary Art Collection
Committee announces review plans of Parliamentary Art Collection in support of its aim for the collection to become more representative of diversity.
2 October 2020
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Chair of the Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art speaks to BBC ‘Today in Parliament'
Chair discusses the formation of the new Committee and its response to the Black Lives Matter Movement
16 June 2020
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Membership of the new Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art
The membership of the Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art has been confirmed following its appointment by the Speaker
15 June 2020
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General Election 2019
Following the Dissolution of Parliament on 6 November 2019, all select committees have ceased to exist
6 November 2019
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Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art membership at the end of Parliament 2017-19
View the membership of the Committee at the end of 2017 Parliament
5 November 2019
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Publication of Annual Report 2018-19
Works of Art Committee publishes its 2018-19 annual report.
30 October 2019
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First Waves exhibition comes to Parliament
The First Waves exhibition comes to Parliament.
8 January 2019
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January Artwork of the Month: The Elizabeth Tower under construction
January's artwork of the month is the Elizabeth Tower under construction.
8 January 2019
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House of Doors sculpture displayed in Westminster Hall
The contemporary sculpture House of Doors, by artist Kristina Clackson Bonnington, is displayed in Westminster Hall.
22 November 2018
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November Artwork of the Month: The Peers' War Memorial
November's artwork of the month is the Peer's War Memorial by John Tweed.
21 November 2018
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209 Women Exhibition
The Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art hosts the 209 Women exhibition.
21 November 2018
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First Waves artist workshops held in Leeds
Artist Scarlett Crawford holds workshops as the University of Leeds Student Union.
4 October 2018
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October Artwork of the Month: Bernie Grant by Kelvin Okafor
October's artwork of the month is Kelvin Okafor's portrait of Bernie Grant.
4 October 2018
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June Artwork of the Month: Queen Victoria by John Gibson
June's artwork of the month is the statue of Queen Victoria by John Gibson.
11 June 2018
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Portrait of Diane Abbott MP on display in Manchester
The UK Parliament loans a portrait of Diane Abbott MP to the People's History Museum, Manchester.
11 June 2018
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Two UK Parliament portraits go on display in Walsall
Portraits of Tony Benn and Lord Carrington go on display at The New Gallery Walsall.
11 June 2018
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First Waves artist residency in Wales
UK Parliament artist to create artworks with residents in Wales to explore impact of race relations laws.
22 May 2018
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May Artwork of the Month: John Wilkes MP by Robert Edge Pine
May's artwork of the month is the portrait of John Wilkes by Robert Edge Pine.
10 May 2018
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