Dedicated to self portraiture the Ruth Borchard Collection  is a unique body of twentieth century and contemporary British and Irish art. It consists of the Original Collection, the Early Collection and, the Next Generation Collection.

Alongside the Collections the Ruth Borchard Biennial Self Portrait Prize is a highly esteemed award that encourages self portraiture in contemporary practice.


SELF: Ruth Borchard Collection

Born to Jewish parents in Hamburg in 1910, in 1937 Ruth Borchard moved to England alongside around 74,000 other German and Austrian refugees. When war was declared the Home Office set up Aliens Tribunals to examine every registered over the age of sixteen. Between May and June 1940 around 30,000 Jewish emigres were interned. Although […]

Ruth Borchard Prize