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Make your own family portrait

Compare these portraits. What is the same and what is different?

Lots of families have family portraits made. You can find all sorts of family portraits. Just like families, portraits are sometimes the same and sometimes different.

Imagine you have been asked to make a family portrait. Before you get started you need to take a look at some other family portraits to collect some ideas.

There are lots of things to think about and decisions to make. You can record your ideas on the ideas sheet.

Click here to download your ideas sheet.
Save it on your computer or print it out.

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Pioneer Podcasts

Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.

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Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

Eggleston Playlist

William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.

Listen to the playlist

Archive interviews

Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.

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