WCC – Wolverhampton Art Gallery
United Kingdom
Culture Sector Partner

Wolverhampton City Council is the governing body of the City of Wolverhampton, England.  The Vision Statement for the council is “Wolverhampton City Council, Leading, Supporting and Inspiring our City. Proud to be of service today and rising to the challenges of tomorrow.” Wolverhampton City Council’s art and heritage collections, which number over 103,000 items, are varied, from items relating to the history of the area and fossils, to Old Master paintings and contemporary sculptures alongside items from abroad brought back by local adventurers.  The art collection spans over 300 years of art, with many important works, including Marianne Stokes’ Madonna and Child, used by the Royal Mail as a postage stamp in 2005, and Peace and Plenty Binding Arrows of War (1614) by Flemish Baroque painter Abraham Janssens – the only painting by the artist in a British public collection.  Locally made decorative art, particularly japanned ware and enamels, is well represented in the collection alongside other items of local historic interest.  There is a large collection of archival material relating to the history of Wolverhampton including an interesting collection of old photographs. There is also an interesting geological collection with over 7,000 specimens almost entirely composed of British fossils.