Founded in 2002, and supported by Arts Council England, Art UK works with the UK’s finest art collections to showcase their artworks to the world.

In 2015 the Ruth Borchard Collection become one of the founding partners of the charity.

Both the Original and Next Generation Collection continue to work in association with Art UK.


Piano Nobile manages The Ruth Borchard Collection and Biennial Self Portrait Prize.

Piano Nobile specialises in Modern and Contemporary British and International works of art. Representing a select stable of contemporary artists and artist’s estates they seek to lead and shape the Modern British art market. With instinctive vision and flair Piano Nobile works in collaboration with private and public collections in the UK and internationally. The gallery has established a reputation for authoritative exhibitions and publications under the gallery’s imprint, Piano Nobile Publications.