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Patrons provide much appreciated support enabling the Gallery to grow and maintain the Collection for the enjoyment of visitors today and for future generations.

Through a stimulating events programme and a range of exclusive benefits, Patrons enjoy a close relationship with the Gallery while extending their knowledge of British life, history and culture.

Join as a Patron and enjoy:

Patrons are welcome to bring one guest to all events

  • • An invitation to all Gallery Private Views
  • • Patrons’ Previews  of all major exhibitions hosted by Sandy Nairne, Director with drinks and curator-led tours
  • • Private breakfasts outside of Gallery hours followed by guided tours of exhibitions and the permanent Collection
  • • Private visits to other galleries and museums throughout London with curator-led tours
  • • Up to three UK day trips per year to heritage properties, galleries and private collections
  • • The opportunity to join us for overseas trips – most recent destinations have included Stockholm, Fort Worth, Moscow
  • • 3 complimentary catalogues per year
  • • Unlimited free entry to ticketed exhibitions for you and a guest with no need to pre-book
  • • Acknowledgement of your support in the Gallery’s Biannual Review
  • • 10% Discount in Gallery shops, the Café and Portrait Restaurant
  • • Face to Face, the Gallery’s supporter’s magazine delivered quarterly as well as the What’s On guide allowing you advanced booking for all public programme events

From £1,450 per year Patronage is a great way of supporting the Gallery and developing your knowledge of historical and contemporary portraiture in a welcoming and social environment.

Download application form

US tax payers may wish to join via the American Friends of the National Portrait Gallery an independent 501 (c) 3 registered charitable organisation

For further information please contact:

Stacey Ogg
Individual Giving Manager

020 7321 6644