About the Collections

Primary Collection

NPG 4980(14) - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonA Collection of 11,000 portraits, of which about 4,000 are paintings, sculptures and miniatures, and 7,000 light-sensitive works on paper.

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Reference Collection

NPG D18235 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonA Collection of 80,000 portraits, mainly prints, but also a body of drawings and a smaller body of paintings and sculptures.

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Photographs Collection

NPG P301(20) - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonA Collection of more than 220,000 original photographic images, of which at least 130,000 are original negatives.

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Recent Acquisitions

NPG 6790 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonPortraits acquired for the Gallery's collections over the past two years.

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Conservation

NPG 1597 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonFulfilling the long-term preservation of all collection items in order to make them accessible now and in the future.

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Collection loans

NPG 512 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonBorrowing portraits from the Gallery as part of our commitment to give access to the collections to as wide an audience as possible.

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Offering a portrait to the National Portrait Gallery

NPG 6611 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonA guide to offering a portrait as a gift or purchase for the Collection

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Supporting the Gallery's Collections

NPG 6593(1) - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonPublic and charitable sources of support for the collection.

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