Resources

Specially developed downloadable PDFs, audio and web-based resources to support school-based learning around portraiture and the Gallery’s exhibitions and the Collection.

Portrait Explorer

Use our Portrait Explorer resource to research and plan your lessons. Discover inspirational sitters and significant individuals who can bring your teaching to life.

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Interviews with artists and sitters

Explore how contemporary portraits were realised through interviews with artists and sitters, talking about the portrait process.

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Art

Investigate and study a variety of portraits in different media from our collection through a series of resources organized thematically. Art techniques, Image and Identity, Portrait Photography, the Practice of Portraiture and Webquests.

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History

Discover more about our collection and learn to read portraits as historical evidence.

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Literacy

Discover the faces of poets working today. Explore how photography and portraiture can enhance and shape poetry learning.

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Citizenship

Discover ideas and lines of enquiry for how portraiture can support citizenship teaching in your classroom.

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Interactive classroom activities

Discover more about our collection and learn to read portraits as historical evidence.

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SEN/Access

Series of resources to support SEN/ACCESS learning using key portraits from the collection.

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