The British Museum have purchased two print works for their permanent collection.
The Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum contains the national collection of Western prints and drawings, in the same way as the National Gallery and Tate hold the national collection of paintings. There are works dating from the beginning of the fifteenth century up to the present day. The collection covers the history of drawing and printmaking as fine arts, with large holdings of the works of important artists such as Dürer, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rembrandt and Goya.
The collection is available to the public through the Study Room and through a programme of temporary exhibitions which are usually shown in Room 90.