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The Primary Collection of paintings and sculptures; the Photographs and prints Reference Collections, and conservation of the collection.
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The Gallery is making detailed information available online for all portraits in the Collection, including a catalogue of Later Victorian Portraits.
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Take another look: Discover more about the people in our Collection, from Lily Allen to Mary, Queen of Scots.