Understanding British Portraits is an active network with free membership for professionals working with British portraits including curators, museum learning professionals, researchers, academics and conservators.
We aim to enhance the knowledge and understanding of portraits in all media in British collections, for the benefit of future research, exhibitions, interpretation, display and learning programmes.
We are engaged in the following activities:
- A specialist events programme of seminars and private collection visits.
- Annual Fellowships for professionals wishing to develop their portrait expertise.
- A resource-rich website with practical toolkits, expertise database, a film archive of past events, online publishing, queries, portrait news and guest blog.
- A monthly e-newsletter and Twitter feed to keep portrait professionals connected and informed.
The following organisations are represented on the network’s Steering Group:
We are pleased to acknowledge the support of Arts Council England, and the Foyle Foundation.