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

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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