Digital resources

Portraiture and Art Techniques

PortraitureInvestigate a variety of drawing materials. Find out about how to draw your self-portrait. See how to draw in perspective. Discover why people dress up for their portraits.

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Interviews with artists and sitters

InterviewsExplore how contemporary portraits were realised through interviews with artists and sitters, talking about the portrait process.

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Portrait Explorer

Portrait ExplorerUse our Portrait Explorer resource to research and plan your lessons. Discover inspirational sitters and significant individuals who can bring your teaching to life.

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Teachers' Resources

Explore teachers resources for both Primary and Secondary education and use our portraits to broaden your teaching of art, maths and history.


Primary Resources
Secondary art
Secondary history

History

HistoryDiscover more about our collection and learn to read portraits as historical evidence.

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BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

A project inspiring 14­-19-year-olds about portraiture, with opportunities for them to meet and gain insights from past BP Portrait Award artists and share their own artwork.

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Creative Careers

Creative Careers websiteGo behind the scenes of an exhibition and get inspiration, ideas, skills and practical experience about working in museums and galleries.

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