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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SMARTIFY: Scan & Discover art

Love visiting art galleries but miss not knowing the stories behind the artworks? Wish you could carry your favourite art with you, and show your collection to friends? Join the thousands of people who have used Smartify in museums and galleries across the world to discover and share art.

Hold your phone up to an artwork. The app will recognise the image and you'll be able to find out more about it immediately on your phone. Use the screen just like your phone camera - Tap the screen to focus and brighten, pinch to zoom in and out. No more squeezing through crowds to read that little label!

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Boulevard AR

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Exploring works of art has never been this up close and personal. Boulevard AR brings art to you, wherever you are, and now features three important paintings from London’s National Portrait Gallery collection. Representing 20th-century Nobel-Prize winning chemist Dorothy Hodgkin, renowned 19th-century painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, alongside his friend, the critic and novelist Theodore Watts-Dunton, and lastly Sir Henry Unton, a diplomat and soldier from the Elizabethan era, Boulevard AR’s offerings reveal secrets and tell stories across a 400-year span.

National Portrait Gallery - ATS Heritage