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Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is located in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, in a listed building on the corner of Bath Road and Victoria Road in Swindon's Old Town. The Swindon Art Gallery has a collection of 20th-century British art which was established in 1944 by a local benefactor, H.J.P. Bomford, through a significant donation of artworks.

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery's collection focuses on major artists and movements of 20th and 21st century British art, with several works presented by the Art Fund and the Contemporary Art Society. Artists in the collection include Simon Carter, Amanda Ansell, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore, Lucian Freud, Graham Sutherland, L S Lowry, Paul Nash, Steven Pippin, Terry Frost, Roger Hilton, Howard Hodgkin, John Hoyland, Richard Hamilton, Gwen John, Augustus John, Maggi Hambling, John Bellany, Tony Bevan, Ivon Hitchens, John Piper, Christopher le Brun, Dennis Creffield, Lisa Milroy, Julie Umerle, David Leach, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Gillian Ayres, Linda Ingham, Robert Priseman, Sheila Fell and William Turnbull. The media include paintings, photography and studio pottery.

The museum has displays of local archaeology, geology, and history. These present Swindon's geological Jurassic history, its association with the Roman Empire, and the town's social history.

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is one of the venues for the annual Swindon Festival of Literature.

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