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Remember the Gallery in your Will

Remember the Gallery in your Will

Remember the Gallery in your Will


As a registered charity, the National Portrait Gallery relies now, more than ever on the support of Individuals. One of the ways that you can help to ensure that the Gallery remains enjoyable and inspiring for future generations is by supporting the Gallery with a gift in your Will. Anyone can include a gift in their Will. However large or small, all legacies are gratefully received and will be put to good use.

We invest legacy donations in the Gallery’s Portrait Fund, an endowment fund which serves to support the acquisition and conservation of great portraits for the Gallery’s Collection. Legacies can also be directed to a specific area of work that best reflects your personal interests including learning and education, conservation, the Archive and Library and building development.

These Portraits have been acquired through the generosity of individuals who have remembered the Gallery in their Will.


There are four ways that you can support a gift in your Will. These are:

A Residual Legacy
This is a donation of the remainder or a percentage of your estate after all debts, taxes, expenses and other bequests have been made.

Pecuniary Legacy
This is simply a fixed sum donation decided by you.

Specific Legacy
You may like to leave the Gallery a personal possession or asset including works of art, property and stocks and shares. If you are considering leaving a specific work of art to the Gallery, please discuss your plans with us before you commit them to your Will, this will help us to plan for the growth of the Collection.

Reversionary Legacy
This is a valuable way of providing for your loved ones first. It involves leaving assets to a specified beneficiary to enjoy during their lifetime, with the whole or a portion reverting the Gallery, on their death.

A gift in your Will to the Gallery can prove extremely tax-efficient. The Gallery has full charitable status; gifts made in this special way are not subject to inheritance tax.

US taxpayers may wish to leave a legacy in US$ through the American Friends of the National Portrait Gallery - a 501(c)(3) registered charity.

If you would like further information please contact:

Susie Holden
Fundraising Manager
020 7312 2454

All enquiries will be treated confidentially