National Portrait Gallery
Founded in 1856 to collect and display portraiture by British artists. The Gallery houses over 9,000 works and develops changing displays and temporary exhibitions. The Heinz Archive and Library is the primary centre for research in the field of British portraiture. Its Public Study Room is open by appointment to those who need to study some aspect of British portraiture and cannot find their material elsewhere. The Archive and Library also provides a telephone and written enquiry service for those who are unable to come to the study room to pursue their own research.