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Reframing Narratives: Women in Portraiture

Reframing Narratives: Women in Portraiture

Reframing Narratives: Women in Portraiture

Kindly supported by:

Chanel Culture Fund

In partnership with the CHANEL Culture FundReframing Narratives: Women in Portraiture is a three-year project, which aims to enhance the representation of women in the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection and highlight the often-overlooked stories of individual women who have shaped British history and culture.


Learn more about the project and its aims

Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month this year with a range of resources and activities produced in connection with Reframing Narratives: Women in Portraiture and beyond

Film Series

Watch our film interviews with inspiring, contemporary women who have made their mark on the world.

Lens Talk

Read interviews with contemporary female photographers, and gain insights into their experiences, influences and work

Female Focus

Highlighting new research, delve into the stories of women artists, sitters and their portraits within the Gallery’s Collection in greater detail

Trailblazing Through Time

Discover pioneering women from different periods connected by a common theme, or shared field of endeavour, in these comparative selections

London Walking Tours

Explore London through the fascinating stories of the pioneering women who lived and worked here

Virtual Tour

Take a look at a curated selection of women from the Gallery’s Collection