Teachers' notes

Sets of teachers notes in Adobe Acrobat PDF format in relation to portraits within the Gallery's collections, themes or exhibitions. To open PDF files download free Adobe Reader software.

Teachers Resources - Primary

Use our portraits to broaden your teaching of art, maths and history.

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Teachers Resources - Secondary

Teachers Resources - SecondaryBroaden your teaching of History and Art through works in the Gallery's collections.


Secondary Art Secondary History

The Anti-Slavery Convention

NPG 599 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonA guide to the painting, The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840 by Benjamin Robert Haydon.


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Contemporary Portraits

NPG 6526 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonExploring a medium through a selection of works from the Gallery's collections.


Sculpture Oil Painting Mixed Media

The Great Reform Act

NPG 54 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonA guide to looking at The House of Commons, 1833 by Sir George Hayter.


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Self-Portrait Commission Project

NPG P620 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonCreate self-portraits, both formal and fictive, following a commission brief from the Gallery in reference to portraits selected from the Gallery's Collection.

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A Portrait of Today

NPG 6723 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonDevelop, explore, analyse, evaluate, review and modify using a selection of contemporary portraits selected from the Gallery's collections.


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