Bristol Culture manages Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, MShed, Blaise Castle House Museum, Red Lodge and Georgian House, Kings Weston Roman Villa, Bristol Archives and public arts. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery holds collections of applied art, archaeology, biology, Eastern art, Egyptology, fine art, geology, industrial and maritime history, social history and world cultures.
The fine art collection tells the story of art in the West from the Old Masters to non-Western artists emerging on the global scene today. The collection includes work by Giovanni Bellini, Cranach, Gainsborough, Francis Danby, Burne-Jones, Delacroix, Vuillard, David Bomberg, Barbara Hepworth, Peter Lanyon, Aubrey Williams, Lynn Chadwick, Elisabeth Frink, Richard Long, David Nash, Ai Weiwei, Do Ho Suh, Yto Barrada and Emily Jacir. Recent CAS gifts include films and videos by Roddy Buchanan, Matt Calderwood, Sarah Dobai, Ben Rivers and Thomson and Craighead and the gallery is prioritising the moving image in its contemporary collection.