National Portrait Gallery - Online

TitleNational Portrait Gallery - Online
Publication TypeWebsite
Place PublishedLondon, England

Founded in 1856, the aim of the National Portrait Gallery, London is to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of the people who have made and are making British history and culture, and to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media. The National Portrait Gallery is providing online access to parts of its fascinating Archive. The online material is focuing on  three remarkable periods in the Gallery’s history: the life and work of the first Director, Sir George Scharf, its wartime activities and digital 60s. Collections include: "The National Portrait Gallery at War (1914-1918 and 1939-1945): How the Gallery kept calm and carried on in wartime." Museum collection includes over 200,000 portraits from the 16th Century to the present day in a wide variety of different mediums. These include drawings, miniatures, negatives, paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures and many more.

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