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Guildhall Art Gallery - front facade

Guildhall Art Gallery

What's On

Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope/London Exhibition
Celebrate the work of artist and specialist wood engraver Anne Desmet, at this new exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery from 12 April to 8 September 2024.
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.
Heritage Gallery Exhibition: Billingsgate Market
A new free display with a focus on Billingsgate Market, from 27 January to 20 June 2024.
Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope/London Exhibition Tours
Join artist and co-curator Anne Desmet RA for an extended guided tour of the Kaleidoscope/London exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery.
Tour of London’s Roman Amphitheatre – June
Join archaeologist Dr Andrew Lane for an extended tour of one of the most important buildings in Roman London.
Heritage Gallery Exhibition: Tower Bridge
A new free display celebrating 130 years of Tower Bridge by London Metropolitan Archives.
Tour of London’s Roman Amphitheatre – July
Join archaeologist Dr Andrew Lane for an extended tour of one of the most important buildings in Roman London.
Rossetti’s “very best picture” returns to Guildhall Art Gallery
Celebrate International Women’s Day with a visit to Guildhall Art Gallery and marvel at Rossetti's masterpiece, 'La Ghirlandata'.
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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