Credit Suisse and the National Gallery

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.

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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.

Exhibition sponsorship

In 2016 Credit Suisse is sponsoring Beyond Caravaggio

Previously Credit Suisse sponsored Goya: The Portraits in 2015, Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice in 2014, 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).

Friday Lates

Credit Suisse supports the Gallery’s Friday Lates programme, which is attended by over 266,000 visitors every year. The Gallery is open late every Friday from 6–9pm.


The National Gallery also works with Credit Suisse to provide bespoke educational projects for schools already partnering with the bank.

Previously, the Gallery has worked Credit Suisse partner charities. These have included Centrepoint, where the Gallery delivered a series of photography workshops for young people, as well as conducting workshops with the Alzheimer’s Society, The Place2Be, The Children’s Trust and Credit Suisse partner schools.