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National Portrait Gallery behind the scenes: Conservation Studio Visit

  • National Portrait Gallery 39-40 Orange Street WC2H 7HS (map)

ArtSocial Club members spent this inspiring afternoon behind the scenes of one of the UK's major art museums followed by the afternoon tea at the Portrait Restaurant.

The tour featured a visit to the conservation studio, where we learnt about the conservation specialists' work preserving the vast museum's collection, dating back to the VIII century and consisting of portraits in a variety of media. We had a chance to meet the conservation team and witness them working on some of the most famous portraits from the collection.