Credit Suisse and the National Gallery in partnership

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Since 2008, the National Gallery and Credit Suisse have been working together in a unique partnership, which provides a vital funding platform for the Gallery’s exhibitions and educational programmes.

Credit Suisse has a long and distinguished tradition of supporting the arts, working with leading cultural institutions to encourage innovative projects and wider access to theatre, dance, music and the visual arts. Other sponsorship commitments include the New York Philharmonic, the Shanghai Museum, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the Kunsthaus Zurich, the Bolshoi Theatre and the Sydney Symphony.

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Exhibition sponsorship

In 2014 Credit Suisse sponsored Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice.

Previously Credit Suisse sponsored The Portrait in Vienna 1900 in 2013, the multi-arts project Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, and, prior to this, the groundbreaking Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan (winter 2011), Venice: Canaletto and his Rivals (winter 2010), Picasso: Challenging the Past (spring 2009). The first partnership exhibition was Radical Light: Italy’s Divisionist Painters 1891–1910 (summer 2008).

Late Night openings

Credit Suisse supports the Gallery’s late-night opening programme, which is attended by over 215,000 visitors every year. The Gallery is open late every Friday from 6–9pm.

Friday Lates programme 


The National Gallery also works with Credit Suisse to provide special educational projects for schools and community organisations already supported by the bank.

In 2012, the Gallery worked with Centrepoint, Credit Suisse UK’s Charity of the Year, on a series of photography workshops for young people.

Workshops have also taken place with the Alzheimer’s Society, The Place2Be, The Children’s Trust and Credit Suisse partner schools.

Read more about outreach projects at the Gallery