Skip to main content

Donate in memory

A gift to the Gallery can be a wonderful way to honour and remember a dear friend, relative or colleague.

Honouring a friend, relative or colleague

Your donations will help ensure that everyone, everywhere can access art and enjoy the benefits that it brings for many years to come.

A gift to the National Gallery is a gift to the nation.

Contact us

To find out more about how to donate in memory please contact:

Meredith Loper, Legacy and Appeals Manager


Phone: 020 7747 5982

You can write to us with your wishes or send any cheques to:

Legacy and Appeals Manager, Development Department,
The National Gallery,
London, WC2N 5DN

A donation in memory

We are extremely grateful for all donations as every gift helps support the future of your National Gallery. Read about how in memory donations have helped the collection.

Image: David Christopher Macklin Smart in 1976

David Christopher Macklin Smart (1971–1978)


Margaret and Chris Smart made a generous donation in memory of their son, David Christopher Macklin Smart.

They chose to donate to the Gallery because they always loved the paintings and felt very privileged to have such a wonderful Gallery so accessible and free to all.

By donating in memory of their son, they have helped ensure access to the collection for future generations by supporting our education programme for children and adults of all ages and from all walks of life.

Thank you Margaret and Chris.