Can you help me with my research?

The Archive and Library provides a telephone and written enquiry service for those who are looking for more information about British portraits or the history of the Gallery and are not able to visit in person to pursue their research.

Brief enquiries relating to specific sitters, artists and portraits can be made by calling the Archive and Library Public Study Room between 10:00 and 17:00 Tuesdays to Fridays. All other enquiries should be submitted by post, fax or email.

Written enquiries may take up to 15 working days to answer. Please clearly explain your query and supply your full name and postal address in case we need to contact you by post. If your query concerns a portrait in your possession, please attach a good quality colour image. Please note, the Gallery may retain correspondence and images in the Archive and Library for further reference and research purpose. For more information about the scope of our enquiry service please see Statement of the scope and purpose of our enquiry and opinion service and staff research on non NPG portraits.

Enquiry services