The pequi tree (detail) by Simone Strijk © Simone Strijk
Seeing Me Seeing You
Our new photographic portraits activity pack features lots of fun activities to do at school and home. Be inspired by the portraits included in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2020 and try drawing, writing, role playing and taking photographs.
Activities for children and families inspired by three healthcare heroes from our Collection.
Take 5 minutes out of your day to relax and focus on a mindful drawing activity.
Key stage 1-5
Teachers and pupils are invited to engage with the stories in the Hold Still digital exhibition, reflect on their own experience of lockdown, and respond creatively by making portrait photographs. The resource includes discussion points and practical activities accessible for children of all ages and abilities.
Family Activities: Playful Portraits
Draw and make while discovering more about the Gallery’s Collection and these brilliant people.
BP Next Generation 2020
These short films made by artists offer ideas, advice and skills-sharing for making portraits. Follow the step by step guides to build confidence in a range of drawing and painting techniques.
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.
Discover more about our collection and learn to read portraits as historical evidence.
Discover the faces of poets working today. Explore how photography and portraiture can enhance and shape poetry learning.
Discover ideas and lines of enquiry for how portraiture can support citizenship teaching in your classroom.
Watch our playlist exploring scientific techniques used by the Gallery to unlock the secrets behind our Tudor portraits.
Subjects and themes
Search the collection by themes - from pets to weddings!
Black History Month
Take a tour exploring our Collection created by Alayo Akinkugbe for Black History Month in 2020.
A Picture of Health
Learn about pioneers in medicine, health and social reform from 1840 to 1920.