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Remember the Gallery in your Will

Remember the Gallery in your Will

Remember the Gallery in your Will

These Portraits have been acquired through the generosity of individuals who have remembered the Gallery in their Will.

These Portraits have been acquired through the generosity of individuals who have remembered the Gallery in their Will.

One of the ways that you can help to ensure that the Gallery remains enjoyable and inspiring for future generations is by remembering the Gallery with a gift in your Will. As a charity, the National Portrait Gallery relies more than ever on the support of individuals. However large or small, all legacies are gratefully appreciated and will be treated with the utmost care.

We invest legacy donations in the Gallery’s Portrait Fund, an endowment fund which supports the acquisition and conservation of portraits for the Gallery’s Collection.  You can also choose to direct a gift in your Will to a specific area of work that best reflects your personal interests.  These include conservation, education programmes, the care of our historic building, and the Heinz Archive and Library.

There are four ways that you can support a gift in your Will. These are:

A Residual Legacy
This is a donation of the remainder or a percentage of your estate after all debts, taxes, expenses and other bequests have been made.

Pecuniary Legacy
This is simply a fixed cash donation decided by you.

Specific Legacy
You may like to leave the Gallery a personal possession or asset including works of art, property and stocks and shares. If you are considering leaving a specific work of art to the Gallery, please discuss your plans with us before you commit them to your Will, as this will help us to plan for the growth of the Collection.

Reversionary Legacy
This is a valuable way of providing for your loved ones first. It involves leaving assets to a specified beneficiary to enjoy during their lifetime, with the whole or a portion reverting the Gallery, on their death.

Charitable Status

The National Portrait Gallery is a charity and relies on your support. As a national museum, we are exempt from registration with the Charity Commission under Schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011, and we do not have a charity registration number. Instead, we are regulated by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

The registered address of the National Portrait Gallery is: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

A gift in your Will to the Gallery can prove extremely tax-efficient. As the Gallery has charitable status, gifts made in this special way are not subject to inheritance tax.

US taxpayers may wish to leave a legacy in US$ through the American Friends of the National Portrait Gallery - a 501(c)(3) registered charity.

If you would like further information please contact:

Susie Holden
Fundraising Manager
[email protected]
020 7312 2454
All enquiries will be treated confidentially


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