Abolition of slavery
Exploring the history of slavery and its abolition on the 200th anniversary of the passing of the Act to abolish the Slave Trade in Britain in 1807.
The First World War
Selected objects from the National Portrait Gallery and partner museums provide visual evidence of the War in its local, national and international contexts.
A Picture of Health
A timeline of pioneers in medicine and social reform
First World War
Explore resources focusing on the War and its local and national context
The Anti-Slavery Society Convention
A guide to the painting, The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840 by Benjamin Robert Haydon.
Great Reform Act
A guide to looking at The House of Commons, 1833 by Sir George Hayter.
Step into the Frame: Tudor and Jacobean
A Resource for Teachers of History and other subjects at Key Stage 3 using Tudor and Jacobean portraits.
The Face of Britain
To coincide with Simon Schama's The Face of Britain exhibition and the accompanying BBC TV series, this resource highlights 10 portraits that demonstrate how the nation has changed over time.