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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Support your Portrait Gallery

Support your Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery flourishes because of philanthropy. We are indebted to the generous individuals, foundations and corporations who have helped thus far. There are a number of ways that you can assist the Gallery:

Annual Appeal

Supporting contemporary photography. Your support will help us expand our contemporary collection.

William Bligh
William Bligh
William Bligh
William Bligh

Cash donations

Your donation can be directed towards the collection, education and learning programs, exhibitions, publications and online programs.

Curator, Joanna Gilmour with donors Peronelle and Jim Windeyer.
Curator, Joanna Gilmour with donors Peronelle and Jim Windeyer.
Curator, Joanna Gilmour with donors Peronelle and Jim Windeyer.
Curator, Joanna Gilmour with donors Peronelle and Jim Windeyer.

Portrait donations

Gifting a portrait ensures it becomes part of the National Portrait Gallery Collection, remaining a gift to the nation for eternity.

The Art Starter

We understand that it’s tricky for remote school children to visit the collection. They often miss out due to distance or expense. So what we want to do is send a box of our catalogues to their school libraries.

Friends in the Gallery
Friends in the Gallery
Friends in the Gallery
Friends in the Gallery

Circle of Friends

Join the inner circle of this vibrant, creative institution and help with the acquisition of new portraits.

Radical Restraint 
Justice Michael Kirby
Radical Restraint 
Justice Michael Kirby
Radical Restraint 
Justice Michael Kirby
Radical Restraint 
Justice Michael Kirby

Bequests

Leaving a gift in your Will to the National Portrait Gallery is a thoughtful way to ensure an ongoing legacy for the benefit of future generations.

Corporate partnerships
Corporate partnerships
Corporate partnerships
Corporate partnerships

Corporate Support

The corporate community plays a vital role in assisting to further the expansion of the Gallery’s programs.

EY Principal sponsor
EY Principal sponsor
EY Principal sponsor
EY Principal sponsor

Partners

We are grateful to our supporters who help us care for, exhibit and study the Gallery's Collection and to offer programs that bring our portraits to life.

Sid Myer AM in front of Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown 1957 by Graham Sutherland. Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC, Tim Fairfax AC and the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2015.
Sid Myer AM in front of Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown 1957 by Graham Sutherland. Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC, Tim Fairfax AC and the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2015.
Sid Myer AM in front of Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown 1957 by Graham Sutherland. Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC, Tim Fairfax AC and the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2015.
Sid Myer AM in front of Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown 1957 by Graham Sutherland. Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC, Tim Fairfax AC and the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2015.

Foundation

The Foundation encourages gifts, donations, bequests and legacies in service of the Gallery's mission.

Gordon and Marilyn Darling
Gordon and Marilyn Darling
Gordon and Marilyn Darling
Gordon and Marilyn Darling

Honour board

The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges and thanks all its supporters.

Artist Jiawei Shen with Ros Murphy – daughter of benefactor, Mary Murphy. In front of Jiawei’s Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark commissioned with funds provided by Mary Isabel Murphy 2005.
Artist Jiawei Shen with Ros Murphy – daughter of benefactor, Mary Murphy. In front of Jiawei’s Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark commissioned with funds provided by Mary Isabel Murphy 2005.
Artist Jiawei Shen with Ros Murphy – daughter of benefactor, Mary Murphy. In front of Jiawei’s Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark commissioned with funds provided by Mary Isabel Murphy 2005.
Artist Jiawei Shen with Ros Murphy – daughter of benefactor, Mary Murphy. In front of Jiawei’s Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark commissioned with funds provided by Mary Isabel Murphy 2005.

Opportunities for support

Donations of all sizes play a vital role in supporting the development of the collection, exhibitions, access and learning programs, and resources in print and online.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

This website comprises and contains copyrighted materials and works. Copyright in all materials and/or works comprising or contained within this website remains with the National Portrait Gallery and other copyright owners as specified.

The National Portrait Gallery respects the artistic and intellectual property rights of others. The use of images of works of art reproduced on this website and all other content may be restricted under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Requests for a reproduction of a work of art or other content can be made through a Reproduction request. For further information please contact NPG Copyright.

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