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Highlights of the Reference Collection with Curator, Paul Cox

Highlights of the Reference Collection with Curator, Paul Cox

  • For Members

20 September 2022, 18:00-19:00
Virtual Talk

We are thrilled to invite you to a talk on one of our lesser known areas of the Gallery and its contents, the Heinz Archive and Library.


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Living Portraits: Jem Belcher

Living Portraits: Jem Belcher

23 September 2022, 16:00-17:00
Online
Free - Art History Festival 2022

Join experts from the National Portrait Gallery, Athena Arts Foundation, Megaverse and the National Youth Theatre for a live streaming, discussion and Q&A around our ‘Living Portrait’ of Jem Belcher. This event forms part of Art History Festival 2022.


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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

  • For Members

26 October 2022, 14:00-18:00
Cromwell Place
Booking from 1 October

Join us for an in person first look at the Preview of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2022. One of the most prestigious portrait competitions across the world, it has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists. 


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