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‘Platform: Art world voices that connect us now’ is an online campaign featuring unique perspectives of arts leaders on an unprecedented global crisis through the British Council Collection.

In celebration of International Museum Day on 18 May, we will be sharing what arts leaders from the Philippines and the UK are saying and thinking about our new global context using selected pieces from the Collection from May to July 2020.

With the support of our Visual Arts global programme, ‘Platform’ aims to show solidarity with arts communities during this very uncertain period of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since 1938, the British Council has been collecting works of art, craft and design to promote the achievements of the very best British artists, craft practitioners and designers. Notable works include those by Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Lawrence Lek and the most extensive collection of Henry Moore. Other artists with connections to the UK also make up the collection.

The Collection has no permanent gallery and has been referred to as a ‘Museum Without Walls’. Featuring over 8,500 works, this global resource is used to create displays and exhibitions for all parts of the world.

Follow our social media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates on Platform.

Want to learn more about Platform and the British Council Collection? Send us an email: arts@britishcouncil.org.ph.


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