The Staff of the National Portrait Gallery

1 portrait of Juliette Avis

The Staff of the National Portrait Gallery, by Norman Parkinson, 5 August 1981 - NPG x126894 - © Norman Parkinson Archive

© Norman Parkinson Archive

The Staff of the National Portrait Gallery

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 5 August 1981
11 1/8 in. x 11 in. (281 mm x 279 mm)
Commissioned, 1981
Photographs Collection
NPG x126894


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  • Norman Parkinson (1913-1990), Photographer. Artist of 241 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.

Sittersback to top

  • Jenny Archbold, Paintings Conservator, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Juliette Avis, Education Officer, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Roger Aylward, Administration and Establishment Officer, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • Carol Blackett-Ord, Picture researcher and print cataloguer, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Caroline Brown, Display Officer, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Honor Elizabeth Clerk (1957-), Curator. Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • John Cooper, Head of Education Department, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Mollie Daley (active 1981), Accounts and Establishments Officer, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Rosemary Evison (1951-2012), Slide Librarian, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Colin John Ford (1934-), Exhibition organiser, lecturer, writer and broadcaster on films, theatre and photography. Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Robin Gibson (1944-2010), Chief Curator, National Portrait Gallery; pioneered the 20th-century galleries and organised many portrait commissions and exhibitions. Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • John Trevor Hayes (1929-2005), Art historian; Director of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 10 portraits.
  • Jean Liddiard (active 1987), Press and Public Relations Officer, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Jacqueline M. Meredith, Exhibitions Officer, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Margaret Money, Secretary, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Tim Moreton, Collections Registrar, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Pasqual Norris, Museum Technician, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Alison Opyrchal, Archive Assistant, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Terence Pepper (1949-), Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 11 portraits, Artist of 3 portraits.
  • Mary Pettman, Publications Editor, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Kathleen R. Poole, Archive Assistant (Photographic Collection), National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Joan Read, Events Organiser, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Malcolm Austin Rogers (1948-), Museum director; Curator of 16th and 17th Century Collections, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • Dorothy Scott-Stevenson, Personal Secretary to the Director, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Roger Sheppard (active 1981), Publications Manager, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • John Stirling, Museum Technician, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Valerie Vaughan Batson, Librarian, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Sarah Wimbush, Research Assistant, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Stanislaw Wyrozemski, Publications Assistant, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Kai Kin Yung, Registrar, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Current affairs

Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral. A crowd of 600,000 spectators filled the streets to catch a glimpse of the Royal couple, and 750 million viewers watched the event on television. The iconic moment came when Charles and Diana appeased the crowds by breaking royal protocol and kissing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

Art and science

Andrew Lloyd-Webber's musical Cats, based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, opens in the West End. The show ran for 21 years. Brideshead Revisited, the 1945 novel by Evelyn Waugh, is adapted for television by John Mortimer. The lavish production featured an all-star cast of Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom and John Gielgud, setting the bar high for future TV costume dramas.

International

Pope John Paul II is shot by a Turkish gunman in St Peter's Square in Rome. John Paul was rushed to hospital where he recovered, and Mehmet Ali Agca was caught and sentenced to life imprisonment. HIV AIDS is identified in five men in Los Angeles.

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