What we do


Regular talks, lectures, workshops and evening events

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Schools and Colleges

Discover curriculum focussed activities for all age groups

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Free activities and resources for families

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Young People

Find out about our free programme for 14-21 year-olds

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Access and Community

Find out about our programme of accessible events, projects and resources



Investigate and study a wide range of art-themed resources

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Learn to read portraits as historical evidence

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Picture descriptions

Explore visual description resources for key portraits in the Gallery's Collection

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Read, listen and watch our artists and sitters interviews

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Next Generation

A project inspiring 14-21 year-olds through the BP Portrait Award

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A Picture of Health

A timeline of pioneers in medicine and social reform

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First World War

Explore resources focusing on the War and its local and national context

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Guide to Self Portraiture

Created by young people. Watch vlogs and discover amazing self-portraits

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