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'The Vision of the Blessed Clare' by an anonymous artist of the school of Rimini saved from export 6 Jan

Retirement of Sir Michael Levey as Director 9 Jan

Acquisition in Focus: Mr and Mrs Coltman by Joseph Wright 17 Jan

Architect selected for National Gallery extension 24 Jan

Acquisition: 'Boy bitten by a lizard' by Caravaggio 17 Feb

Easter events for children 7 Mar

Acquisition: 'Still Life with Oranges and Walnuts' by Luis Meléndez 7 Apr

Artist in Residence - June Redfern exhibition of work 23 Apr

The Artist's Eye - Patrick Caulfield 7 May

Progress on the Hampton site extension 8 May

Bequest of 17 Century French painting ('Nessus and Dejanira' by Louis de Boullongne) by the late Jeffery Daniels 13 May

Exhibition: Dutch Landscape 30 May

Summer events at the National Gallery 3 Jun

'Boy bitten by a Lizard' by Caravaggio shown for the first time in Britain 6 Jun

Acquisition: 'The Northern Drawbridge to the Citadel in Copenhagen' by Christen Kobke 18 Jun

Restoration of 'The Incredulity of Saint Thomas' by Cima completed 25 Jul

'The Umbrellas' by Renoir return to the National Gallery after loan 25 Jul

Appointment of new Director 31 Jul

Acquisition in focus: 'Jacobus Blauw' by Jacques-Louis David 7 Aug

Exhibition: Dutch Landscape - the early years press view 8 Aug

Staff art exhibition 20 Aug

Artist in residence Vivien Blackett 11 Sep

Director's choice: selected acquisitions 11 Sep

Refurbishment of the Gallery's finest suite of rooms 15 Oct

Autumn and Christmas events at the National Gallery 24 Oct

Hendrickje Stoffels An Informal Portrait 24 Oct

Director's Choice: Selected Acquisitions 1973-86, 11 Nov

National Gallery attendance figures approaching a record for the second year running 2 Dec

Bodylines: The Human Figure in art 8 Dec

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