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Face to Face: Audio Described Tour

Snapshots of ordinary people sit alongside Henry VIII, Marilyn Monroe, David Bowie and Princess Diana. Investigate why we make portraits and the hidden messages that they are trying to convey. Featuring paintings, photographs, sculptures and interactive activities.

Explore a centuries-old fascination with capturing our own image with a free audio described tour of the exhibition. Suitable for blind and partially sighted visitors. No knowledge of art is required for this friendly and informal event.

Please let us know if you are bringing an assistance dog by using the comments section.

The National Portrait Gallery has generously supported this exhibition with ten loans from the Collection. The Arts Council Collection, The Courtauld Gallery and Photo Archive Miners have also kindly loaned works for the exhibition.

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Image credit: ©National Portrait Gallery, London


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