Research is fundamental to the Gallery’s work, informing everything from major projects undertaken in partnership with other organisations to day-to-day activities such as acquisitions. The Gallery is recognised as an Independent Research Organisation by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Research programmes

Heinz Archive and Library

Open by appointment to visitors who are interested in any aspect of British portraiture or in the history of the Gallery

Explore the Archive and Library
Heinz Archive and Library

Researching portraits

Research directories

Sculpture makers

Bronze sculpture founders and plaster figure makers active in Britain from 1800

Examine our sculptures
Sculpture makers

Period catalogues