© National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Portraiture can be used to explore themes. For example a theme based on clothes and costume can be the basis for practical costume making workshops for adults, fashion photoshoots for young people and family activities.


The National Curriculum for England and Wales is shifting to being more theme based and cross curricular. For example a theme around portraits of scientific figures could look at the scientific concepts they introduced, their historical and social legacy and the representation of them in visual media.


The Scottish National Portrait Gallery already runs more theme based guided tours for the Scottish Curriculum and so the full list appears here as a case study.



These are just a few ideas with examples.



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