National Portrait Gallery
Situated in the heart of London, the National Portrait Gallery is home to some of the most iconic and instantly recognisable faces in British history, from Elizabeth I to David Beckham. With over 1,000 portraits on display, you can gain a fascinating insight into the individuals that together characterise a nation. Attracting a record 2 million visitors in 2011, the Gallery is one of the most popular visitor attractions in London.
As well as the permanent Collection, the Gallery has a diverse and ever-changing programme of major exhibitions and special displays. Themes range from the work of the world’s greatest artists and photographers to prestigious competitions to find the best new talent in portraiture. Highlights of the programme include The Queen: Art and Image exhibition and Man Ray Portraits which opens on 7th February 2013.
The National Portrait Gallery offers companies and brands exceptional opportunities to engage in exhibition sponsorships, offering a platform for strong corporate branding, exclusive entertaining and a means to engage stakeholders, from clients to employees. Recent partnerships with world-class brands include Burberry, BlackBerry and Laurent Perrier.
The Gallery is also the perfect host for your special event. The spectacular spaces available for exclusive hire offer a range of options for drinks receptions, magnificent dinners and breakfast private views. Our inspirational settings, coupled with our list of approved creative suppliers, will ensure your event will be one to remember.
“The National Portrait Gallery is a collection of people. Their stories, their narratives across time and across history. We have in the National Portrait Gallery over a thousand portraits on display at any one time. And they cover all of the last five centuries of British achievement and British history and British inspiration. “When the Gallery was formed in 1856 it was thought of as a collection of the most immanent persons in British history. Now, we think of it in a rather broader view. And we’re delighted that the range of portraits gives, we hope, the most exciting and thrilling idea about how people make this country very wonderful. This is a collection for everybody.” – Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery.