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 UK collections, for the benefit of future research, exhibitions, interpretation, display and learning programmes.

We are engaged in the following activities:

The following organisations are represented on the network’s Steering Group:

We are pleased to acknowledge the support of Arts Council England