The Collection is displayed in public areas and wards across all five hospital sites. Art works are largely on display rather than in storage, and as the hospitals expand and develop, there is a constant demand for new work to hang in small units as well as within major new building developments. We work closely with individual departments to select suitable and appropriate works for particular clinical situations, and with our Estates Department on the constantly changing public spaces of a busy hospital environment. To maximise the impact and appreciation of the art, where possible, we display together groups of works by individual artists.
Historically, the Collection has been built up through purchases, gifts and loans. Given the limitations on available funds for acquisitions, gifts are an essential element of our acquisitions policy, and from time to time are also augmented with loans, such as Henry Moore’s ‘Reclining Figure (Model for the Lincoln Center’ (1963), which is on loan from Tate. The Collection also includes historic works.
You can find out more about highlighted works from the Collection on the menu on the left hand side of this page. Works are displayed in a gallery format, and more detailed images can be found by clicking on the gallery image view.