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Arts Council Collection: Explore

August 2017: Jeremy Deller

Jeremy Deller’s work is largely collaborative and participatory, seeking to form new connections between contrasting histories and communities. Describing himself as a ‘self-taught conceptual artist’, he will often orchestrate events such as historical re-enactments and processions, as well as open-ended projects. 

The History of the World can be seen at the Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, as part of our National Partnership Programme exhibition Now, Today, Tomorrow and Always, until 8 October 2017.

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Latest Blog: Art & Dementia


According to Alzheimer’s Society there are around 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia and this figure is due to exceed a million by 2025. Museum and gallery collections have a vast array of stories and objects that can engage people with dementia and their carers we just need to make them accessible!

The first of a new series of Curators' Days events run by the Arts Council Collection in partnership with Art Fund, presented a range of innovative approaches to using visual arts to benefit people living with dementia.

Check out our latest Blog to listen to talks from the event and find out more about creating Dementia Friendly spaces and resources in your gallery or museum.


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Arts Council Collection: Explore



The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With nearly 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyondThis website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.