There are many options for schools, students and teachers to visit the Gallery throughout the four-year centenary.

These include Study Days and Teachers’ CPD, or the opportunity to organise your own self-directed visit to relevant portraits in the Gallery Collection. Sessions and study days will be planned around specific areas of interest linked to the First World War over the next four years.

All visits must be booked in advance. For all organised group visits please visit, call 020 7312 2483 or email You can keep up to date with the National Portrait Gallery’s Schools Programme on Twitter: @NPGLondon #NPGSchools


In Focus: Art, Conflict & Memory
CPD Study day for teachers of History, Art and Citizenship
National Portrait Gallery and Imperial War Museums
Friday 6 March 2015
9.00– 16.30 (lunch not provided)

A unique cross-site study day (starting at the Imperial War Museums) exploring the themes of truth and memory looking at conflict from the First World War to the present day.    Teachers have the opportunity of working with key speakers to explore questions about memory, representation and the shaping of identity using material and artworks from IWM London and the National Portrait Gallery.

Booking essential limited places
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Booking information:

Please note that although this event is free, to cover costs we will charge a fee of £40 per head for no shows. Cancellations may be made up until 10.00 on Monday 2 March in order to allow us to cover spaces from the waiting list.

The Integrity of Belgium
by Walter Sickert, 1914. Government Art Collection
(UK) © Crown copyright: UK Government Art Collection