The Art Collection
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Did you know? Milton Keynes University Hospital has the largest public art collection in Milton Keynes, with over 450 artworks from local, national and international artists.
The collection is looked after by Arts for Health MK and ranges from sculptures, paintings and drawings to site-specific installations and commissions. In this section you can discover the story of the collection and learn about some of the artists and artworks. You can even take a virtual tour of our art trail by downloading the Look Around You Arts for Health app.
We are working to make more available so do check back for updates.
Browse the Collections ︎︎︎
Local artists played a central role in the campaign "Milton Keynes is Dying for a Hospital" in the 1970s. They created what became iconic protest sculptures – such as a giant question mark placed on the empty building site and a much larger than life Florence Nightingale puppet... continue reading
Explore The MKUH Art Collection from home. The Look Around You app includes photographs and information about some of the artists in the collection. It also includes a map – always useful for signposting around the hospital – and a Play Time! activity challenge which can easily be adapted for use bedside.
Instructions and more information here
︎You can also discover more of our paintings collection on the Art UK website, which can be accessed here:
(Art UK is working to provide an online catalogue for all public art collections in the UK)