National Portrait Gallery
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 men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and ... to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media’.
The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. The Collection is displayed in London and in a number of locations around the United Kingdom, including several houses managed by the National Trust.
The National Portrait Gallery are members of the London Consortium benchmarking group, which also includes National Gallery, Imperial War Museum, British Library, Natural History Museum, V&A and Tate. MHM provide rolling #V360 research for each institution, allowing them to share and compare visitor data to provide a rich picture of the London museums market.
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