In Conversation: A Portrait of Britain

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30 October 2014, 19:00

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.



Michael Caine, by James Hague, 1998 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Michael Caine
by James Hague
1998
NPG 6411

To celebrate the Gallery’s publication of a new guide to the highlights of the Collection,  Sandy Nairne, Director of the Gallery, and Dr Tarnya Cooper, Chief Curator, discuss the history of the Gallery and the development of the Collection through time. They will look at defining moments in Gallery history, outline the acquisition criteria and selection processes and share some stories around the development of the Collection. Sandy Nairne will give his personal selection of definitive acquisitions since the Gallery’s foundation in 1856. 

Sandy Nairne is Director of the National Portrait Gallery and was formerly Director: Programmes at Tate. He has written extensively on contemporary portraiture and modern art.    

Tarnya Cooper is Chief Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, London. To view a full list of her other publications see here.

 This event will be interepreted into BSL.


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