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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.


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, music, and the visual arts. Other sponsorship commitments include the Kunsthaus Zurich and the Sydney Symphony.

In 2018 the National Gallery and Credit Suisse celebrated 10 years of this unique partnership, the Director Dr. Gabriele Finaldi and Patrick Flaherty from Credit Suisse discussed why the partnership was so important to both organisations and some of the highlights from the last decade.


Since the beginning of the partnership, the Gallery has collaborated with partner charities of Credit Suisse on a range of projects. These have included a series of photography workshops for young people with Centrepoint, as well as workshops with the Alzheimer’s Society, The Place2Be, The Children’s Trust, and Credit Suisse partner schools.

In 2015 the Gallery began a collaboration with City Year UK to deliver a bespoke personal and cultural development opportunity for students and City Year UK volunteers at inner city schools. 

Exhibition sponsorship

Since 2008 Credit Suisse’s partnership with the National Gallery has enabled us to plan and create outstanding exhibitions showcasing the history of European art in new and surprising ways that have captured the imagination of over 1.6 million visitors.

Credit Suisse have sponsored some of our most exciting and successful exhibitions over the last decade including Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, Monet & Architecture, Gauguin's Portraits, Raphael, Lucian Freud: New Perspectives, and the upcoming major Frans Hals exhibition in 2023. 

Exhibitions sponsored by Credit Suisse