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States owned artworks (FOI)

States owned artworks (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 13 December 2018.


Please can you provide a list of the artwork and their insurance values currently owned by the States of Jersey, where they are and whether this is a public area, private area or storage.


Information in relation to the artwork owned by the States of Jersey is held by Jersey Heritage.

There are 271 works in what is catalogued as the Public Work’s Collection and 15 works catalogued as States Collection (which includes the 12 Occupation Tapestry panels).

This consists of 118 oils, 42 watercolours, one bronze, one gouache, two mixed media, two ink drawings, one pencil drawing and 119 prints.

The collection is included in the Jersey Heritage Insurance policy and is cared for according to the Museums Association Code of Ethics and the Museum Accreditation Scheme.

93 of these works are on display in various public buildings including the Royal Court, the Jersey Museum, the Maritime Museum, Government House and other public buildings. The remainder are cared for in Jersey Heritage’s secure and environmentally controlled store.

Any further information about location or valuation is exempt under article 42 (a) (Law Enforcement) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.

It should be noted that this response only covers those items accessioned by Jersey Heritage. Other items of artwork may be on display in public buildings however information in relation to these is not recorded, nor are they separately insured.

Article applied

Article 42 Law Enforcement

Information is qualified exempt information if its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice –

(a) the prevention, detection or investigation of crime, whether in Jersey or elsewhere;

Justification for exemption

The information is being withheld as it is deemed that its disclosure could lead to the items in question becoming the targets of theft or vandalism.

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