The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

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Research


Research is fundamental to the Gallery’s work, informing everything from major projects undertaken in partnership with other organisations to day-to-day activities such as acquisitions and displays. The Gallery is recognised as an Independent Research Organisation by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.