2012 | National Portrait Gallery

INFORMATION:

Founded in 1856, the aim of the National Portrait Gallery, London is ‘to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and … to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media’.

The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. The Collection is displayed in London and in a number of locations around the United Kingdom, including several houses managed by the National Trust. The Gallery is increasingly keen to find new ways to share the Collection through the National Programmes, as well as through this website.

Like other national museums, the Gallery is supported both by government and increasingly by a large number of individuals, companies, trusts and foundations, as well as by the receipts from ticketed exhibitions, shops, catering and events.

The Gallery aims to bring history to life through its extensive display, exhibition, research, learning, outreach, publishing and digital programmes. These allow us to stimulate debate and to address questions of biography, diversity and fame which lie at the heart of issues of identity and achievement.

The National Portrait Gallery aims to be the foremost centre for the study of and research into portraiture, as well as making its work and activities of interest to as wide a range of visitors as possible.

EFFORTS:

02/08/2012 – Lucian Freud Portraits Exhibition At The National Portrait Gallery – In her first solo engagement Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended the Lucian Freud portraits exhibition at National Portrait Gallery in London, England.

07/19/2012 – Visiting National Portrait Gallery’s ‘Road To 2012: Aiming High’ Exhibition – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the ‘Road To 2012: Aiming High’ exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. The Duchess of Cambridge as Patron of the National Portrait Gallery visited the exhibition, which showcases commissioned photographs documenting preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and runs from July 19 – September 23.

01/11/2013 – Portrait By Paul Emsley Is Unveiled At The National Portrait Gallery – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended a private viewing of the new portrait of herself with artist Paul Emsley at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England.

04/24/2013 – The Duchess Of Cambridge Attends The Art Room Reception – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends The Art Room reception at National Portrait Gallery in London, England. This event was a reception celebrating the work done by The Art Room (an organization using art to help young people struggling with emotional and behavioral issues) as well as the launch of fundraising efforts. The Duchess is also Patron of The Art Room. Catherine gave a speech at this event, and met with children with a group of children.

02/11/2014 – The Duchess Of Cambridge Attends The Portrait Gala 2014: Collecting to Inspire – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends The Portrait Gala 2014: Collecting To Inspire at National Portrait Gallery in London, England. The Duchess made remarks at this event.

03/11/2015 – Visiting Turner Contemporary Gallery – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Turner Contemporary as Patron of the National Portrait Gallery in Margate, England. During this event The Duchess viewed the exhibit, and chatted with guests and artists. The Duchess also visited Resort Studios, an arts organization located in a restored Victorian warehouse that offers individual studios, shared facilities, workshop areas and exhibition space.

05/04/2016 – “Vogue 100: A Century Of Style” Exhibition At The National Portrait Gallery – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the ‘Vogue 100: A Century of Style’ exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. The Duchess appears on the cover of the centenary issue in June 2016.

03/28/2017 – Attending The Portrait Gala – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended the annual 2017 Portrait Gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Britain. The Duchess viewed exhibitions and met with guests during her visit.

02/28/2018 – Visiting The ‘Victorian Giants’ Exhibition – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, visited the ‘Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography’ exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. The Duchess wrote personal captions for some of the photographs, forming the gallery’s first Patron’s Trail, The Duchess also wrote a foreword to the exhibition catalog.