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Guest Star Portraits

From the National Portrait Gallery to The New Art Gallery, Walsall

Past touring exhibition archive

This new series of Guest Star Portraits explores the nature of celebrity and our society's continuing obsession with it.

Margaret Thatcher by Rodrigo Moynihan
28 April - 27 July 2008

Diana, Princess of Wales by Bryan Organ
2 August - 2 November 2008

New Art Gallery, Walsall
2 October 2007 - 13 January 2008


Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs

Test your memory by playing our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family.

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Regency familiar faces

Rearrange tiles to uncover sitters from the Gallery's Collection by playing our puzzle game.

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Who do you think you were?

Answer a few lifestyle questions about the elizabethan period and discover your inner Elizabethan!

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