Thin, stiff board, made of compressed sawdust and woodchips which have been reduced to a pulp and then reconstituted. Hardboard panels have one smooth and one mesh-like surface, both of which can be used to paint on. Often they are sanded or covered with fabric before painting.
Visit From Your Armchair
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
An online exhibition celebrating the very best in contemporary portrait photography.
Explore our community photography project, which presents a personal record of the UK during lockdown.
Sculptures in 360°
See sculptures and fascinating objects from our Collection from all angles.
David Hockney: Drawing from Life
Watch highlights from our special exhibition, which had to close early in March 2020 due to lockdown.