Seminars and conferences


The National Gallery is a pre-eminent centre for research into European paintings from the 13th to the early 20th centuries. It seeks to answer questions regarding how, why, when and for whom paintings were made and who the subsequent owners were. Research is also conducted into how the pictures were used over time and what their imagery means, as well as into general questions of art historical interest.

Seminars and conferences ensure that new research of this kind, conducted by staff and external experts, is disseminated to diverse audiences, both specialists and the general public.

Details of future seminars and conferences will be placed here or will be available via the events calendar

April 2016

Detail from John Callcott Horsley, Portrait of Martin Colnaghi, 1889
Conference

1–2 April 2016

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre

March 2016

Spencer House, west façade (detail) © Spencer House Limited. Photograph by Mark Fiennes
Conference

17 March 2016, 10am–5.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre

March 2015

Conference

5 March 2015, 10am–5pm

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre

November 2014

Detail from Rembrandt, A Woman bathing in a Stream (Hendrickje Stoffels?), 1654
Events

13-15 November 2014

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre

April 2014

Flemish: 'Cognoscenti in a Room hung with Pictures'
Conference
Conference

Friday 11 and Saturday 12 April 2014, 10.30am–5pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

June 2013

Flemish: 'Cognoscenti in a Room hung with Pictures'
Conference

Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June 2013, 10am–5.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre