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Events (2)

Icons and Identities - Virtual Talk with Exhibition Curator Tanya Bentley

Icons and Identities - Virtual Talk with Exhibition Curator Tanya Bentley

  • For Members

20 May 2021, 18:00-19:00

Join Tanya Bentley as she speaks about the international exhibition Icons and Identities currently on display in Seoul, Korea.


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Reframing Narratives: Women in Portraiture - Virtual Talk with Curator Dr Flavia Frigeri

Reframing Narratives: Women in Portraiture - Virtual Talk with Curator Dr Flavia Frigeri

  • For Members

14 June 2021, 18:00-19:00

Chanel and the National Portrait Gallery have launched Reframing Narratives: Women in Portraiture, a new three year project, which aims to enhance the representation of women in the Gallery’s Collection and highlight the often overlooked stories of individual women who have shaped British history and culture.


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National Programme (3)

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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COMING HOME: - Richard III

COMING HOME: - Richard III

9 July - 31 October 2021
Yorkshire Museum, York

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


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Tudors to Windsors

Tudors to Windsors

28 May - 31 October 2021
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

The National Portrait Gallery’s exquisite ‘Tudors to Windsors’ touring exhibition comes to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. This unique collection of British royal portraits gives visitors a rare opportunity to meet these famous historical and contemporary personalities face to face


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International Programme (2)

Icons and Identities

Icons and Identities

29 April - 15 August 2021
National Museum of Korea (Seoul, South Korea)

Bringing together some of the most famous faces in British history alongside less well-known sitters, Icons and Identities draws upon the outstanding collections of the National Portrait Gallery to celebrate the variety and complexity of the genre of portraiture


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Tudors to Windsors

Tudors to Windsors

28 May - 31 October 2021
National Maritime Museum (Greenwich, London)

Explore the National Portrait Gallery’s iconic collection of Kings and Queens, their families and favourites, and enjoy a selection of works portraying the rich history of the British monarchy told through the lives of five royal dynasties.


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