The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

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CPD & Teachers' Events

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Our range of professional development programmes introduce the Gallery as an educational resource, supporting teachers to interpret portraiture and develop ideas for classroom work and Gallery visits.

We offer a CPD programme of practical workshops and exhibition twilights with guest artists and speakers, which give our teaching audiences a special insight into our Collections and exhibitions.

Bookings are essential and non refundable. Please sign up to our termly e-newsletter.

New events will be released throughout 2019/20 academic year.