National Portrait Gallery
In February 2016, Delancey became the first ever sponsor for the National Portrait Gallery’s Schools Programme. The first public portrait gallery in the world, the National Portrait Gallery was founded in 1856 and now has the largest collection of its type, housing some 200,000 portraits, from the 16th Century to the present day.
We are proud and honoured to be able to support such an important and world-renowned institution in continuing the wonderful work it does inspiring young people through portraiture.
The Gallery’s Schools Programme is a vibrant and important part of the gallery’s learning offer, using its permanent Collection and temporary exhibitions as catalysts for activities which support the National Curriculum at primary and secondary level. The programme works across a range of subjects including history and citizenship as well as art and photography. In the last academic year the Schools Programme reached over 13,000 students and 2,000 teachers through its taught activities at the Gallery, and we hope with our support it can build these numbers further.
Speaking on the partnership, Director of Participation and Learning at the National Portrait Gallery Liz Smith said:
“We are delighted that Delancey are supporting the Schools Programme at the National Portrait Gallery, which enables thousands of students and their teachers to engage with the Gallery’s Collection and temporary exhibitions each year. Our teaching sessions, workshops and other creative activities support the National Curriculum at both primary and secondary level working across a range of subjects including history and citizenship as well as art and photography exploring themes such as identity and representation. We are delighted that Delancey are supporting this key aspect of our learning offer over a sustained period of three years, enabling us to plan ahead and maintain this important aspect of our work.”