The National Portrait Gallery received National Lottery funding from Heritage Lottery Fund in order
to build the new Ondaatje Wing. This wing houses a brand new welcoming main hall, an IT gallery where visitors can explore the collections, a theatre hall, a book shop, a coffee shop and new 2 floors of gallery space.
In addition to supporting the creation of this new space, the National Lottery funded various other projects including painting acquisitions and exhibitions. With over 195,000 pieces, the National Portrait Gallery houses the most extensive collection of portraits in the world and offers a superb and interactive visiting experience, hosting almost 2 million visitors a year. All of this helps the National Portrait Gallery, London to reach a wider audience and to educate more people on British history and culture.
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- This #FridayLatesNPG join co-curators Professor David Solkin and Dr Lucy Peltz, as they lead a tour of our major ne… t.co/fHxaNqDwS4