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Contemporary Collection Display

Contemporary Collection Display

Contemporary Collection Display

Past display archive
30 November 2018 - 3 February 2019

Rooms 35 - 41a, Floor 0

Free

In 1969, the National Portrait Gallery began to collect portraits of living sitters. Since then the contemporary collection has grown considerably through acquisitions and commissioned portraits and now encompasses works produced from 2000 to the present day.

Highlights from this new display include unseen portraits of musician Amy Winehouse, the John Kobal New Award commissions, newly acquired portraits of Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Astronaut Tim Peake and Museum Director Neil MacGregor, photographs from The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding, and new works by artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby.

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Works on display

Room 35: People of Today Room 36: People of Today Room 37: Power Shakers Room 37a: Portraits in Motion Room 38: Cultural Lives Room 38a: Nineties to Noughties: Music and Fashion

Banner credit: Amy Winehouse by Ram Shergill NPG x200127