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Welcome to the website for UK Parliament’s Heritage Collections.

Our Heritage Collections include the Parliamentary Art Collection, the Historic Furniture and Decorative Arts Collection, and the Architectural Fabric Collection.

We hold over 26,000 objects ranging from the medieval period to the 21st century, which help to tell the story of Parliament.

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Print on Demand

Some objects from the Parliamentary Art Collection are available to buy online as prints. Take a look at the range of artworks available, including unframed, framed or canvas prints.
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Read about the recent activities of the Heritage Collections team and the development of our collections.

New Portrait Unveiled

New Commission

John Hume

On Monday 7th November 2022, a new portrait of John Hume by artist Colin Davidson was unveiled at an event at Portcullis House.  Commissioned by the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art, the portrait permanently joins the Parliamentary Art Collection.

Read more about the portrait commission in our news post.

Take a closer look and zoom into details of the painting here.

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Election Artist 2019

Artist Nicky Hirst was appointed the sixth official Election Artist in 2019 at the announcement of a snap general election.  Find out more about the art of the campaign trail…

There Was A Time, 2019-20, by Nicky Hirst © Parliamentary Art Collection, WOA S762.