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National Programme (3)

COMING HOME: Mary Seacole

COMING HOME: Mary Seacole

4 January - 12 March 2021
Virtual loan
Brent Museums and Archives, London

COMING HOME sees the Gallery sending portraits of iconic individuals to places they are closely associated with.


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COMING HOME: Jem Wharton

COMING HOME: Jem Wharton

27 January - 5 April 2021
Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool

COMING HOME sees the Gallery sending portraits of iconic individuals to places they are closely associated with.


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COMING HOME: Grayson Perry

COMING HOME: Grayson Perry

24 February 2020 - 20 September 2021
Chelmsford Museum, Chelmsford

COMING HOME sees the Gallery sending portraits of iconic individuals to places they are closely associated with.


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International Programme (1)

Britain and the Formation of the UAE

Britain and the Formation of the UAE

16 March - 26 March 2021
Etihad Museum (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

An exploration of the formation of the United Arab Emirates through the display of key political figures featured in the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection.


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