UCL Art Museum

Flaxman Gallery, UCL Art Museum
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Over 10,000 works of art make up the collections of UCL Art Museum, from the 1500s to the present day.

Works separated by centuries are linked by a desire to experiment with new materials, theories, and reproduction techniques in order to produce new meanings, share ideas and inspire.

The experimental spirit is present in early printmaking techniques as used by Dürer, studio model books employed in Renaissance artists’ workshops, Neo-classical plaster modelling and pointing machines, the study of the human figure in the life room, Japanese colour woodblocks, screenprinting popular in the 1960s, early computer art of the 1970s and contemporary digital media.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 1:00-5:00
The collection is open by appointment at all other times

Admission charges

Admission free

The College Art Collections contains over 10,000 objects including paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from 1490 - present. Founded in 1847 when sculpture models by the neo-classical artist John Flaxman were given to UCL. These are on display in the Flaxman Gallery and the Strang Print Room. Other areas of the collection: English C18th and C19th prints and drawings, Northern European Renaissance and Baroque prints and drawings, Slade School of Art student work 1895 - present.

Items from this collection

Collection details

Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • John Flaxman
  • Albrecht Durer, Apocalypse series
  • Anthony van Dyck, Iconographia
  • Martin Schongauer
  • Hans Burgkmair
  • Hendrick Goltzius
  • Wenceslaus Hollar
  • Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Andrea Mantegna
  • J. M. W. Turner
  • Peter de Wint
  • Joseph Wright of Derby
  • John Singer Sargent
  • John Constable
  • Thomas Rowlandson
  • Augustus John
  • Gwen John
  • Stanley Spencer
  • William Orpen
  • Edward Wadsworth
  • Dora Carrington
  • David Bomberg
  • Rex Whistler
  • Paula Rego
  • Michael Andrews
  • Craigie Aitchison
  • Henry Tonks
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Louis Seize

Revolution under a King: French Prints 1789-92

  • 11 January — 10 June 2016 *on now

It is well known that a chain of key historical events characterised the French Revolution, making it effectively the biggest political media event of its time. These events were communicated extensively throughout Europe in print culture and the combination of image and text, employed extensively in newspapers and graphic works, made for powerful satire and caricature.

It is however often overlooked that the pivotal moment, the Fall of the Bastille, was in fact followed by three years in which the king of France still nominally presided over the dissolution of the old feudal order. It is this period that is the focus of the exhibition, tracing the early years of the Revolution from the ‘June Days’ of 1789, through the Fall of the Bastille, to the eventual deposition of the Louis XVI in 1792. The exhibition will consist of vivid coloured prints of major events from the period, and a selection of medals, including one made from ‘chains of servitude’ supposedly found in the ruins of the Bastille.

Suitable for

  • Any age


UCL Art Museum
UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street





UCL Art Museum
South Cloisters
University College London
Gower Street
Greater London







020 7679 2540

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