The international collection includes extensive holdings of European and North American art dating from ancient Rome to the present. Highlights include an encyclopaedic array of modern British paintings, more than 3,000 European Old Master prints and paintings, 2,000 pieces of decorative art and twenty bronzes by Modernist sculptor Auguste Rodin. The contemporary international collection crosses artistic and geographic boundaries, representing diverse mediums and countries – such us sculptures and installations by the Young British Artists, painting by Sean Scully, sculpture by Thomas Hirschhorn, couture by Iris van Herpen and digital video work by Russia’s AES+F and Japan’s teamLab. Highlights on display include Berlinde de Bruyckere’s confronting We are all Flesh and Chiharu Shiota’s monumental string work Absence Embodied.
Rebecca Evans examines the continued impact of William Morris and Morris & Co on International craft
Rhana Devenport introduces Olafur Eliasson’s sculpture, Dark matter collective to the collection
Chiharu Shiota's installation Absence Embodied weaves its way through Gallery 14
Rebecca Evans shares insight into the Daalder Collection of contemporary jewellery
Insight into Standing Salt
Hear more about the Gallery's silver-gilt masterpiece from Elizabethan time