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  3. Private papers

National Gallery Archive

The National Gallery Archive contains records of the Gallery's activities from its foundation in 1824 to the present day. The archive holds public records generated by the Gallery itself, and private papers relating to individuals or activities closely associated with the Gallery.

The records document the history of pictures in the Gallery's collection. They also record the history and development of the Gallery as an institution.

The records are wide in scope and include:

  • Minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings
  • Annual reports
  • Administrative correspondence
  • Internal memoranda and reports
  • Publications by and about the Gallery
  • Exhibition records
  • Photographs
  • Press cuttings
  • Architectural plans
  • Publicity material.

Search the Archive 

It is possible to search the Archive online.

Or, please contact the Research Centre about making an appointment to consult archive material.

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