Making Art in Tudor Britain

The National Portrait Gallery holds the largest public collection of Tudor and Jacobean painting in the world. The collections are one of the most significant resources for the understanding of visual culture in the English Renaissance. This research programme offers a unique opportunity to develop and share our knowledge.
Sandy Nairne, Director 

Introduction

NPG 1766 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonOutline of why research into the Gallery's Tudor and Jacobean portraits is important and what will be achieved through the survey.

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Highlights from the Research

NPG 710 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonOne of the Gallery’s most unusual portraits has recently undergone technical analysis as part of the Making Art in Tudor Britain project.

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Search the project database

© National Portrait Gallery, LondonWe are currently running a trial public database which showcases some of the findings of the Making Art in Tudor Britain Project.

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Conservation treatment of a portrait of Anne Boleyn

NPG 668 © National Portrait Gallery, LondonRecent conservation treatment has allowed further research to be undertaken on this key portrait.

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Scientific techniques

© National Portrait Gallery, LondonAre new scientific techniques the answer to unlocking the secrets of Tudor portraits?

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Research Team, Publications, Collaboration and Funding

NPG 2457 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonDetails about the Gallery's funding for this project, research team and advisory body.

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Tudor and Jacobean Painting: Production, Influences and Patronage (December 2010)

© National Portrait Gallery, LondonAbstracts and videos from the conference Tudor and Jacobean Painting: Production, Influences and Patronage (December 2010)

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Workshops


NPG 428 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonAbstracts from Academic Workshops (2007-8) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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