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Patrons provide much appreciated support enabling the Gallery to grow and maintain the Collection for the enjoyment of visitors today and for future generations.

Through a stimulating events programme and a range of exclusive benefits, Patrons enjoy a close relationship with the Gallery while extending their knowledge of British life, history and culture.

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Join as a Patron and enjoy:

  • Free entry to all ticketed exhibitions
  • Double invitation to a Patrons Preview of each exhibition, followed by the main Private View
  • Three complimentary catalogues
  • Advance copies of Face to Face, the Gallery’s supporter magazine, and our What’s On guide
  • 15% discount in the Portrait Restaurant and Portrait Café
  • 10% discount in all Gallery shops
  • 10% discount on Venue Hire
  • Concessionary rates for all public programme events
  • Acknowledgement of your support in the Gallery’s Biennial Review
  • Exclusive programme of Patrons events, including out-of-hours access to the Gallery and other institutions, visits to studios and private collections, and overseas trips

From £1,750 per year Patronage is a great way of supporting the Gallery and developing your knowledge of historical and contemporary portraiture in a welcoming and social environment.

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US tax payers may wish to join via the American Friends of the National Portrait Gallery an independent 501 (c) 3 registered charitable organisation

For further information please contact:

Rowen Hunt
Patrons Officer
[email protected]

020 7321 6644

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