Your paintings Uncovering the nation's art collection In association with The Public Catalogue Foundation

Take a Guided Tour

We've asked leading figures in entertainment and the arts to create slideshow guides, to some of their personal highlights from the nation's collection.

Sue Johnston: Beryl Cook

Sue Johnston guides us through paintings by her favourite artist, Beryl Cook

Joan Bakewell: Women Together

Broadcaster and author Joan Bakewell explores paintings where women are captured together

Philip Mould: Portraits uncovered

Portraiture expert Philip Mould reveals the faces and painters that have captured the history of Britain and art on canvas

Alastair Sooke: Early 19th Century Art

Art critic Alastair Sooke on a selection of early 19th Century paintings

John Sergeant: A Pilot's Story

John Sergeant uses paintings from the nation's art collection to tell the story of Paul Richey - a Second World War pilot

Michelle Ackerley: Playful paintings

Children’s TV presenter Michelle Ackerley explores the colourful child-like side to the collection.

Philip Mould

More portraits uncovered

Gus Casely-Hayford

Artists at the edge

Laura Cumming


James May

Favourite paintings

Julia Bradbury

Favourite paintings

Iconic Londoners

Favourite paintings

Frozen Planet

Stunning polar paintings

Penelope Keith

National Trust

Mary Beard

Myths and Monsters

Monty Don

The art of gardening

Yinka Shonibare

Inspiring artists

Rory Bremner

Celebrity paintings

Linda Papadopoulos

Body image

Frank Skinner

When Mary met Gabriel

Ann Widdecombe

Christianity and me

Dan Snow

The art of war

James Fox

British Master

Waldemar Januszczak

The Impressionists

Tracey Cox

Love and sex

Miriam Margolyes

Saucy Satire

Matt Baker

British landscapes

Reduced Shakespeare Company

Shakespeare at speed

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