Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.


At Art UK we are on a mission to democratise access to the nation's art collection.

Help us make this possible. Become an Art UK Citizen.

Art UK is a young charity, doing vital work to provide universal free access to the nation's art.

By making a monthly donation of £2.50 you will help us keep art alive and relevant for generations to come. If you feel you are able to give more, your donation would be gratefully received.


Because 80% of the nation's art collection is not on public view, as an Art UK Citizen you will be helping us to ensure what is publicly owned is publicly accessible – for enjoyment, learning and research.

As a thank you, you will receive:

  • a quarterly newsletter from our Director, keeping you up to date with our work
  • a pack of 12 art postcards to share with friends and spread the word
  • a £5 voucher to spend on Art UK products in our online shop

Please join us and spread the word – sign up as an Art UK Citizen today

Still the Race of Hero Spirits Pass the Torch from Hand to Hand

Still the Race of Hero Spirits Pass the Torch from Hand to Hand

(detail) 1909, tempera on canvas by Walter Crane (1845–1915)