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Guildhall Art Gallery - front facade

Guildhall Art Gallery

What's On

Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope/London Exhibition
Embark on a captivating journey through time and space at 'Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope/London', the new exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery from 12 April to 8 September 2024.
Heritage Gallery Exhibition: Billingsgate Market
A new free display with a focus on Billingsgate Market, from 27 January to 16 May 2024.
Leisure in Roman London: Battling gladiators to sumptuous baths
Explore two of the best-preserved Roman sites in London with archaeologist Dr Andrew Lane.
Second Saturday – Family activities at Guildhall Art Gallery
A revolving programme of family activities may have you heading into the Roman Amphitheatre and hearing tales of Roman conquests, or creating crafts from the Victorian paintings surrounding you.
Hidden Gems - Guildhall Exterior

About Guildhall Art Gallery

Get involved
We believe that volunteering allows people to develop new skills and improve their wellbeing, while helping us deliver better services for the public.
Support us
You can play an important part in developing the City of London's art collection and securing its future.
History of Guildhall Art Gallery
The first Guildhall Art Gallery was built in 1885 to display the City of London Corporation's growing art collection.

Collections

Permanent Galleries
The Gallery's collection of London paintings opens a window onto unusual, memorable and colourful scenes from the city's history.
Our Stories: Reflecting on Black British History by Liz Johnson Artur
Liz Johnson Artur, born in 1964, Bulgaria, lives and works in London.
Collections History
Access collections history to learn about collections bequeathed to the City of London's Guildhall Art Gallery.
Explore our collections online
Visitors can now explore the Guildhall Art Gallery's collections online from a range of different platforms. 
Image Licensing
Access City of London's Guildhall Art Gallery online and find out what to do to reproduce one of our images, copyright and requesting a viewing.

Conservation

Conservation
The Guildhall Art Gallery has a small team of trained and experienced paintings and frames conservators who care for and preserve the works.
La Ghirlandata – Conservation Treatment
In 2019 'La Ghirlandata' by Dante Gabriel Rossetti underwent a year-long conservation project to restore the painting and its original frame.
Technical Examination of ‘Pomegranates’ by Albert Joseph Moore
‘Pomegranates’ is one of the first paintings in which Albert Moore (1841–1893) showed a commitment to what has been loosely termed ‘Aestheticism’.
Conservation of ‘London Bridge’ by Daniel Turner
Painting of frozen River Thames and London Bridge in the background 'London Bridge' by Daniel Turner, before conservation treatment.
The Conservation of ‘Doctor Joseph Joaquim’ by James Archer
The conservation of the ‘Portrait of Doctor Joseph Joaquim’ c.1876, by James Archer.
Conservation of ‘Gladioli and Roses’ by Henri Fantin-Latour
'Gladioli and Roses' 1880 by Henri Fantin-Latour was treated by Claire Shepherd during her postgraduate internship at the Guildhall Art Gallery.

Schools and Families

Guildhall Art Gallery Family Activities
Visit Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre to enjoy specially designed family activities.
Schools
Immerse your students in art and history with a visit to Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre. We offer a diverse programme of activities.
Second Saturday – Family activities at Guildhall Art Gallery
A revolving programme of family activities may have you heading into the Roman Amphitheatre and hearing tales of Roman conquests, or creating crafts from the Victorian paintings surrounding you.
The City of London - History of Guildhall Art Gallery - Conservation of ‘London Bridge’ by Daniel Turner - painting of London bridge
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