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Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs

Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs

Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs

The National Portrait Gallery holds the largest collection of Tudor and Elizabethan paintings in the world. Become more familiar with them by playing our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family! View and find out more about all the portraits used in the game.

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Develop your art skills

Discover our BP Next Generation short films made by artists. Follow step by step guides in drawing and painting techniques.

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Hold Still

Hold Still photography workshop

Reflect on your own experiences of lockdown through this easy-to-do from home, photographic exercise. 

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Draw Like a Renaissance Master

Revisit The Encounter exhibition and learn about Renaissance and Baroque drawing methods and materials.

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