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The scheme

The Rootstein Hopkins Foundation Associate Artist Scheme enabled leading contemporary artists to work with the National Gallery’s collection. The appointment was by invitation from the Trustees of the Gallery. The artist was given a studio for two year in which to make new work that in some way connected to the National Gallery Collection. The programme was designed to demonstrate the continuing inspiration of the Old Master tradition on today's artists. 


Paula Rego (1989–91)
Ken Kiff (1991–93)
Peter Blake (1994–96)
Ana Maria Pacheco (1997–99)
Ron Mueck (2000–02)
John Virtue (2003–05)
Alison Watt (2006–08)
Michael Landy (2010–12)
George Shaw (2014–16)