Collections: Dedicated to self-portraiture Ruth Borchard Collection is an internationally renowned body of British and Irish visual art.

Between 1958 and 1971 Ruth Borchard collected over 100 self-portrait by British and Irish based artists. After Ruth's death the full Collection was transferred to a charitable trust to become the Original Ruth Borchard Collection.


To maintain the ethos of Ruth's Original Collection in 2011 a biennial self-portrait prize was established. From the submissions a winner is awarded the £10,000 Ruth Borchard Prize and a selection of works acquired for the Next Generation Collection.