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.
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 on July 19, 2012 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 is seen after viewing artist Paul Emsley’s new portrait of herself during a private viewing at the National Portrait Gallery on January 11, 2013 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 on April 24, 2013 in London, England.
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 on February 11, 2014 in London, England.
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 on May 4, 2016 in London, England. The Duchess appears on the cover of the centenary issue in June 2016.