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.

Staff Research Profiles

On an individual level the Gallery is keen to foster wider research by encouraging members of staff to develop their own research and publication projects, and to participate in external study programmes, exhibitions and academic forums.

These research initiatives are further promoted by the Gallery through a regular series of staff research seminars open to all staff members as well as specialist guests invited by the speaker. Details of the range of research projects, both institutional and personal, being undertaken by members of the gallery staff can be found below: