National Portrait Gallery

Explore Australian identity, history, culture, creativity and diversity—through portraiture.

Learning through portraits
Portrait School programmes are led by National Portrait Gallery Learning Facilitators. The suite of learning programmes is cross-curricular in nature but you can choose to emphasise:

  • Visual art
  • Civics and citizenship 
  • English or
  • History

Self-guided programmes are available with an iPad provided for the educator offering guidance and information about the range of portraits on view in the galleries. Programmes are free of charge.

Livestream Learning is available in your very own classroom. Fully interactive sessions with Gallery staff let you explore the National Portrait Gallery Collection in real-time learning programmes aligned with the Australian Curriculum. Costs apply to some programmes.  Find out more at:

Workshops, tailored programmes, and programmes for all abilities are also available for booking. Costs apply to some programmes.

Online learning resources are available for use in the classroom. Go to to discover these resources.

Education newsletter allows you to stay in touch with the Gallery’s education and exhibition programmes.  Subscribe at

Call or email our Bookings Officer to book now.

King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600
02 6102 7070
02 6102 7001
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