About Conservation

NPG 2501 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonFulfilling the long-term preservation of all collection items in order to make them accessible now and in the future.

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Conservator at work © National Portrait Gallery, LondonPlease help us with important conservation projects which we cannot begin without further funding.

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Making Art in Tudor Britain

NPG 1766 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonA major research project on early painting practice and the production of portraits in the Tudor and Jacobean periods.

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Conservation treatment of a portrait of Anne Boleyn

NPG 668 © National Portrait Gallery, LondonUpdate on the conservation of the portrait of Anne Boleyn.


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'Henry and Katherine Reunited' – Conserving the portrait of Katherine of Aragon

Details of the restoration work undertaken on the portrait of Katherine of Aragon.

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Changing impressions

NPG D10716 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonA print conservation project looking at a selection of five engravings, charting the conservation process.

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Artists and Suppliers

NPG 6342 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonDirectories of British artists' suppliers, picture framemakers and restorers, 1630-1950. Further information on the history of picture framing.

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Conservation advice

NPG 2082 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonSources of advice regarding conservation.

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