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'12 from Number 10' at Whitechapel Gallery opens its doors to the public.

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From 9th March to 10th June 2012, the Whitechapel Gallery opens its doors to the public with the first display of works of art from Number 10 by the Government Art Collection.

‘Government Art Collection: Selected by Downing Street Staff: 12 from No 10′ in Gallery 7 is part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s ongoing programme to open up important public and private collections for everyone, and it is the fourth in a series of five displays from the Government Art Collection.  

12 non-political staff at 10 Downing Street, including cleaners, personal assistants and IT managers, present their choice of the great paintings and sculptures that they work around every day.  The pieces range from historic portraits from the 18th century to modern paintings and installations created in the last decade.

The Whitechapel Gallery’s series of five displays explores the diverse nature of the Government Art Collection and its role in promoting British culture on the world stage. This display is followed by Government Art Collection: Commissions Now and Then (21 June - 2 September 2012).

For more information about ‘12 from Number 10′, please visit the Number 10 page here.

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Published 9 March 2012