Heinz Archive and Library

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Archive and LibraryTuesday to Friday, 10:00-17:00
by appointment only:
020 7321 6617 (Type Talk 18001)

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Enquiry Services

NPG 6588 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonA telephone and written service for those who are looking for more information about British portraits and are not able to visit in person.

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Reference Collection

NPG x166117 - © National Portrait Gallery, London A Collection of 80,000 portraits, mainly prints, but also a body of drawings and a smaller body of paintings and sculptures.Find out more
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British portraits records

NPG D12897 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonVisual resources and an index of portraits.

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LibraryOpen by appointment, the Library holds published materials, including 35,000 books and unpublished image and index files.

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Gallery Records

NPG D12897 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonThe archive of Gallery Records containing material relating to the Gallery's activities since its foundation in 1856.

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Collected Archives

RP1126e - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonArchives that have been acquired by the Gallery from external sources because of their relevance to the study of British portraiture.

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Archive Journeys

Archive Journeys - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonExplore three fascinating periods in the Gallery’s history.

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