National Portrait Gallery: a new strategic direction for schools

NPG 6856; Mary Jane Seacole (nÈe Grant) by Albert Charles Challen
                                      Mary Jane Seacole (nee Grant) by Albert Charles Challen, 1869                                                   National Portrait Gallery, London NPG 6856

The National Portrait Gallery in London houses the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. It promotes the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, as much as the artworks and the artists who created them.

This makes it a rich resource for learning across the curriculum. Through a series of workshops, we created a new strategic direction to actively engage formal learners across the country in the diverse people, stories, histories and legacies which have shaped Britain and the lives of British people.