Reaching Out, Drawing in

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Reaching Out Drawing In

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund

- Inner Picture
- Family Faces
- Look At Me
- Fame!
- Cherish
- Four Corners

Reaching Out, Drawing In is a key part of the National Portrait Gallery's educational and outreach work over a three-year period. Through a series of exhibitions and accompanying programmes, the project will seek to enhance the education and learning potential of the National Portrait Gallery.

The project will enable the National Portrait Gallery to undertake a sustained programme of new audience development and will seek to give wider access to the Gallery's collections through innovative and engaging interpretation. In particular the project aims to engage non-user groups including disabled people, young adults and minority ethnic groups.

Using a series of six exhibitions in the Studio Gallery as a focus for working with new audiences each exhibition will be marked by a high degree of collaboration. Each of the six displays will arise directly out of the work with identified groups and audiences and will be accompanied by related activities and workshops. Participants will be consulted with regards to how their work is displayed and the methods of interpretation used in each exhibition.

The exhibitions will provide an essential vehicle for undertaking work with these audiences, meeting their specific needs, while at the same time focusing on the collections. The displays will also be accessible and promoted to the Gallery's more traditional audiences. There will be activity and learning programmes linked to each of the displays, as well as resources available on-line via the Gallery's website.