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Jan van Huysum Visits
Behind the scenes
One painting, many voices
From recreating 'Mr and Mrs Andrews' for a wedding invitation to adapting a Titian for the cover of a top-selling album, find out how one painting can mean very different things to different people.
Women artists in the collection
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Get stuck in with online art tutorials you can follow at home.
Short talks from our curators, filmed from their homes for you to enjoy in yours.
Let go of thoughts of the past and worries for the future with a mindful look at one painting.
Jan van Eyck's self portrait in 10 minutes or less
Emma Capron, Associate Curator of Renaissance Painting, explores what made Jan van Eyck such an extraordinary painter.
Cleaning the 'Lost Altarpiece' that was found in a woodshed
Britta New and Nelly von Aderkas discuss the cleaning of a Renaissance altarpiece that was hidden in an Italian wood store for many years.
5-minute meditation: Van Huysum's 'Flowers in a Terracotta Vase'
Take 5 minutes for a mindful look at Jan van Huysum's 'Flowers in a Terracotta Vase.'
A scientific investigation of Botticelli's 'Adoration'
Jill Dunkerton, restorer, and Marta Melchiorre, scientist, investigate the collaboration of Botticelli and Filippino Lippi on the 'Adoration of the Kings'. This is the third video in a series on the restoration of this painting.
Luca Giordano's 'Perseus' in 10 minutes
Letizia Treves, the James and Sarah Sassoon Curator of Later C17 Paintings, discusses Giordano's 'Perseus turning Phineas and his Followers to Stone'.
One painting, many voices
Discover Poland's best-loved painting, Jan Matejko's 'Copernicus: Conversations with God', through the eyes of different people.
5-minute meditation: Van Gogh's Wheatfield, with Cypresses
A five-minute slow-looking exercise to enjoy the details of Van Gogh's 'Wheatfield, with Cypresses'.
Van Huysum's 'Flowers in a Terracotta Vase' in 10 minutes
Lucy Chiswell, the Dorset Curatorial Fellow, explores Van Huysum's 'Flowers in a Terracotta Vase' in ten minutes.
Hieronymus Bosch's 'Christ Mocked' in 10 minutes
Emma Capron, Associate Curator of Renaissance Paintings, discusses 'Christ Mocked' in 10 minutes.
Cleaning Rubens's 'Het Steen'
Find out what Larry Keith discovered when he removed 75 years’ worth of discoloured varnish from Rubens’s 'Het Steen': https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/behind-the-scenes/cleaning-rubens-het-steen
Rembrandt's 'A Woman Bathing in a Stream' in 10 minutes
Bart Cornelis, Curator of Dutch and Flemish paintings, 1600-1800, discusses Rembrandt's 'A Woman Bathing in a Stream'.
Gossaert in 10 minutes
Discover hidden details in Jan Gossaert's vibrant 'The Adoration of the Kings' with our Deputy Director, Susan as she takes us on a journey into Gossaert's outstanding interpretation of this Christmas story: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/stories...
One painting, many voices
Can you spot the cupcake, jazzy jumper, and orange thingy? See 'Men of the Docks' through the eyes of schoolchildren.
Restoring the Gallery's oldest painting
Kristina Mandy shows the steps involved in restoring a painting that is over 750-years-old.
Van Kessel's insect paintings in 10 minutes
Clara, former Young Producer and current Educator at the Gallery, discusses van Kessel's detailed insect paintings.
Cochineal beetles in art
David Peggie, senior scientist at the National Gallery, explains Titian's use of cochineal beetles and red lakes in the painting 'Diana and Callisto'.
Make and create: Art ideas for little ones under 5
Join Jenny, one of our Educators, to get creative with colourful ice cubes, chalks and water sprays!
Renovating the largest room in the Gallery
We've really missed what is our largest room and one of the Gallery's major thoroughfares. It's been out of bounds to most of us and so we're excited about the big reveal.
Holbein's Ambassadors: theories, questions and what you need to know
Grandiose. Monumental. Chas and Dave? Find out what people had to say about Holbein's 'The Ambassadors'.
A curated look at: kindness
Christine Riding, the Jacob Rothschild Head of the Curatorial Department, looks at paintings on the theme of kindness.
5-minute meditation: Turner's 'Rain, Steam, and Speed'
A five-minute slow-looking exercise to enjoy the details of Joseph Mallord William Turner's 'Rain, Steam and Speed'. Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust.
A curated look at: A day in the countryside
Lucy Chiswell, the Dorset Curatorial Fellow for Paintings 1600-1800, explores a day in the countryside through paintings by Rubens, Constable and Corot.
Make and create: a collage inspired by Rousseau's 'Surprised!'
Watch along as Bethan, one of our Educators, creates a jungle-inspired work of art using just materials you can find at home.
A curated look at: working from home
A look at paintings that depict interiors and people at home, presented by Francesca Whitlum-Cooper, the Myojin-Nadar Associate Curator of Paintings, 1600–1800, at the National Gallery, London.
Love and Punishment
In this video, National Gallery Educator Carlo Corsato explains the meaning of the symbol of bows and arrows in paintings.
Cleavers, poison and snakes
Cleavers, poison and snakes, oh my! But what do they have to do with saints?
Eight female artists from art history
Fiona Alderton takes a tour of some of the paintings painted by women in the National Gallery collection, including:
Cleaning Artemisia Gentileschi's 'Self Portrait'
What have we found so far during the restoration of Artemisia Gentileschi's 'Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria'? Larry Keith, our Head of Conservation and Keeper, explains how the painting's appearance is changing as old varnishes are re...
Why are there so few female artists in the National Gallery?
There are only 21 paintings in our collection by women. During Women's History Month, discover the women in our collection: the artists, the patrons, the muses.
A structural repair of Rubens's Het Steen
How will Britta New meet the challenge of repairing Rubens's fragile panel which has survived centuries' worth of restorations and one very severe frost?
What we discovered beneath the frame
This content was filmed in 2019.
Van Dyck's 'Charles I' in 10 minutes
The muscular horse, the shiny armour, what's this portrait really saying and why? Join Lucy Chiswell as she reveals the unexpected in this iconic image of King Charles 1.