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Young People

Young People

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Guide on self portraiture

Young People’s Guide to Self Portraiture

A creative resource made by young people for young people

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BP Next Generation workshop

BP: Next Generation

Learn to draw and paint portraits inspired by our artist films.

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Mary Seacole by Albert Charles Challen © National Portrait Gallery, London

A Picture of Health

Pioneers in Medicine, Health & Social Reform

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Leon Kossoff  by Toby Glanville © Toby Glanville

Photographers in Focus

Photographer interviews within the Gallery’s collection

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Tinie Tempah by Nadav Kander © Nadav Kander; courtesy Flowers Galleries

Spotlight on Photography

Browse curated selections of photographs from the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection

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Youth Project, Creative Connections map around london

Creative Connections

Connecting young people nationally in creating artwork inspired by the Gallery’s Collection

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Youth Forum, attending a private view

Youth Forum

Get involved with the future of the National Portrait Gallery!

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Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs

Test your memory by playing our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family.

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Regency familiar faces

Rearrange tiles to uncover sitters from the Gallery's Collection by playing our puzzle game.

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Who do you think you were?

Answer a few lifestyle questions about the Elizabethan period and discover your inner Elizabethan!

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