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4 displays matching the search term Floor 1 and the date today

Portraying George Eliot

Portraying George Eliot

16 January - 8 December 2019
Room 25, Floor 1
Free

This display marks the bicentenary of the birth of George Eliot (1819–80), one of Britain’s most renowned novelists.


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Inspiring Photographs: Collecting for the Future

Inspiring Photographs: Collecting for the Future

5 October 2019 - 1 June 2020
Room 29, Floor 1
Free

Alongside contemporary musicians and politicians, the display includes women photographers, BAME artists and sitters, and members of the LGBTQ community, highlighting the Gallery’s ongoing commitment to represent diversity.


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Indian Nobility in Britain

Indian Nobility in Britain

6 April - 15 December 2019
Room 31 showcase, Floor 1
Free

This display celebrates the interlinked history between India and Britain in the early years of the twentieth century.


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The Outset Commission 2019: Jonathan Ive by Andreas Gursky

The Outset Commission 2019: Jonathan Ive by Andreas Gursky

5 October 2019 - 1 June 2020
Room 32, Floor 1
Free

The National Portrait Gallery has commissioned a major new portrait of designer Sir Jonathan Ive by the photographer Andreas Gursky, supported by Scott Collins in partnership with Outset Contemporary Art Fund. This is the second in a series of three Outset commissions, following on from the first portrait of Malala Yousafzai by the artist Shirin Neshat in 2018. 


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