About us – National Portrait Gallery

About Us

The National Portrait Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. The Collection includes more than 330,000 portraits and the Rights & Images team handles requests for reproduction of these, and of portraits from other collections represented by the Gallery, including the National Trust.

Images can be licensed for reproduction via this website, or by contacting the Rights & Images team directly at: rightsandimages@npg.org.uk.

If you are working on an academic or non-commercial project, it may qualify for one of our free licences, which are available on this website. If your project does not fall under one of the free licences, fees will be payable and you can obtain a quote via the website before deciding if you want to go ahead.

All revenue raised by our licensing activities goes back to the Gallery, to allow it to continue making the Collection freely available to view in London, and on the website, and to support the curatorial, academic, educational work as well as to help conserve and maintain the original portraits.

The National Portrait Gallery Intellectual Property Rights ('IPR') Policy is available here

Registration Information

Registration name – National Portrait Gallery

Place of registration - 2 St Martin’s Place, London WC2H0HE

Registered office address - 2 St Martin’s Place, London WC2H0HE

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