National Heritage Memorial Fund

2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the National Heritage Memorial Fund. Over the last three decades the Fund has safeguarded over 1,200 iconic heritage treasures for the nation including The Flying Scotsman, Henry the VIII's flagship, Mary Rose, Turner's The Blue Rigi and most recently the Staffordshire Hoard. Set up in 1980, the Fund provides grants to help acquire the UK's most precious heritage at risk of loss as a living memorial to those who have given their lives in service to the country. Over the last thirty years it has awarded more than £298 million to help build and protect an outstanding national collection ranging from historic houses, monuments and works of art to industrial and maritime heritage and iconic landscapes.

National Heritage Memorial Fund

The National Heritage Memorial Fund has been vital in enabling the Gallery to acquire many portraits of outstanding significance since 1984:

 

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Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger, circa 1532-1533 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex
attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger
circa 1532-1533
NPG 6310

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, studio of Hans Holbein the Younger, circa 1537 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex
studio of Hans Holbein the Younger
circa 1537
NPG 6311

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist, 1565 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk
by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
1565
NPG 6676

John Donne, by Unknown English artist, circa 1595 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Donne
by Unknown English artist
circa 1595
NPG 6790

Alexander Pope, by John Michael Rysbrack, 1730 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Alexander Pope
by John Michael Rysbrack
1730
NPG 5854

William Jones, by William Hogarth, 1740 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Jones
by William Hogarth
1740
NPG 5734

The Shudi Family Group, by Marcus Tuscher, circa 1742 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

The Shudi Family Group
by Marcus Tuscher
circa 1742
NPG 5776

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, by Louis Francois Roubiliac, 1745 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
by Louis Francois Roubiliac
1745
NPG 5829

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, by Pompeo Batoni, 1752-1756 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford
by Pompeo Batoni
1752-1756
NPG 6180

Thomas Hollis, by Joseph Wilton, circa 1762 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Hollis
by Joseph Wilton
circa 1762
NPG 6946

Karl Friedrich Abel, by Thomas Gainsborough, circa 1765 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Karl Friedrich Abel
by Thomas Gainsborough
circa 1765
NPG 5947

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1771-1773 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt
by Sir Joshua Reynolds
1771-1773
NPG 5868

Mary Wilkes; John Wilkes, by Johann Joseph Zoffany, exhibited 1782 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary Wilkes; John Wilkes
by Johann Joseph Zoffany
exhibited 1782
NPG 6133

Sir Richard Arkwright, by Joseph Wright, circa 1783-1785 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London, and the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston

Sir Richard Arkwright
by Joseph Wright
circa 1783-1785
NPG 6848

Horatio Nelson, by Sir William Beechey, 1800 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Horatio Nelson
by Sir William Beechey
1800
NPG 5798

Edith Mary Liddell; Ina Liddell; Alice Liddell, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), Summer 1858 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Edith Mary Liddell; Ina Liddell; Alice Liddell
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
Summer 1858
NPG P991(4)

Alice Liddell, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), Summer 1858 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Alice Liddell
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
Summer 1858
NPG P991(1)

Ina Liddell, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), Summer 1858 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ina Liddell
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
Summer 1858
NPG P991(2)

Alice Liddell; Ina Liddell; Edith Mary Liddell, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), Summer 1858 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Alice Liddell; Ina Liddell; Edith Mary Liddell
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
Summer 1858
NPG P991(3)

Ina Liddell; Alice Liddell; Edith Mary Liddell, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), 1858-1860 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ina Liddell; Alice Liddell; Edith Mary Liddell
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
1858-1860
NPG P991(10)

Alice Liddell, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), Spring 1860 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Alice Liddell
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
Spring 1860
NPG P991(5)

Edith Mary Liddell, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), Spring 1860 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Edith Mary Liddell
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
Spring 1860
NPG P991(6)

Alice Liddell; Ina Liddell; Harry Liddell; Edith Mary Liddell, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), Spring 1860 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Alice Liddell; Ina Liddell; Harry Liddell; Edith Mary Liddell
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
Spring 1860
NPG P991(7)

Alice Liddell, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), July 1860 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Alice Liddell
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
July 1860
NPG P991(8)

Edith Mary Liddell; Ina Liddell; Alice Liddell, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), July 1860 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Edith Mary Liddell; Ina Liddell; Alice Liddell
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
July 1860
NPG P991(9)

Alice Liddell, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), 25 June 1870 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Alice Liddell
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
25 June 1870
NPG P991(11)

Ina Liddell, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), 25 June 1870 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ina Liddell
by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
25 June 1870
NPG P991(12)

Alice Liddell, by Unknown photographer,  - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Alice Liddell
by Unknown photographer
NPG P991(13)

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