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Patron programme

In 1826 Sir George Beaumont helped to create the National Gallery by giving his collection of great master paintings to the nation. This was the first of many gifts by generous individuals who over the centuries have helped us to restore and extend our buildings, to purchase, conserve and redisplay the paintings themselves and to create an array of educational resources for the collection.

The George Beaumont Group

The George Beaumont Group is part of this legacy of helping the Gallery and their donations have enabled us to fund curatorial positions, support temporary exhibitions and expand the collection.

Members enjoy getting to know the collection and each other at a range of exclusive events and private views throughout the year. These include special tours of the collection, private views of exhibitions outside the Gallery and a spring study trip to a European cultural city.

To find out more, please contact our Patrons Manager, Angeliki Alexandri, on 020 7747 5824 or email

Francisco de Zurbarán, A Cup of Water and a Rose, about 1630
Francisco de Zurbarán, 'A Cup of Water and a Rose', about 1630. Bought for the Gallery by the George Beaumont Group, 1997


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