Venue update

Our venue is closed from January until the end of April 2023. From May 2023 onwards our daytime availability has changed. We remain open for evening and weekend event bookings. Please contact us to find out more about our availability.

The Art Collection

The British Academy's art collection, encompassing over 100 works, ranging from the 19th century up to the present day can be seen across the {10-11} Carlton House Terrace.

The Art Collection

Although many of the original architectural features remain, visitors to the Academy are often surprised by the rich and varied art display. The British Academy is proud to be the custodian of a rich and varied collection of art. The display of over 100 works include paintings, ceramics, prints, textiles and sculpture.  

Traditional oils and bronzes complement the historic building, while contemporary art by British artists asserts the modernity of the Academy and venue’s forward-looking outlook. The collection ranges from full length oil portraits of Lord Nelson and Edward VII to more contemporary pieces by artists such as Terry Frost, Carol Robertson and Patrick Hughes. 

Explore the whole collection and find more information about the pieces in collection and their artists: