Open by appointment to visitors who are interested in any aspect of British portraiture or in the history of the Gallery.
A major research project on early painting practice and the production of portraits in the Tudor and Jacobean periods.
Research work on detailed catalogues of Later Victorian Portraits, currently focussed on medical portraits.
A developing series of recent research discoveries in relation to the Gallery's Collections.
The National Portrait Gallery's Conservation Department performs one of the Gallery's core functions, the long-term preservation of all Collection items, to make them accessible now and in future.