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Missing Women

June 1, 2020

The National Portrait Gallery, which houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made, or are currently contributing to British history and culture, has an interesting new post;  a curator for Missing Narratives on Women. This is one of the country’s most important and popular galleries.Their collection is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world, with around 2 million visitors each year and a strong national and international presence through touring exhibitions and special projects. They now recognise that women are missing from thier narrative. The Curator will conduct a three-year research project until  February 2023 to identify gaps in the collection with an emphasis on female sitters and artists. In addition, s/he will work with the curatorial team on acquisitions and the Gallery’s Contemporary Commissions programme with the aim of filling gaps in the permanent collection that have been identified within the Inspiring People Missing Narratives research project.

This is an exciting time at the Gallery, as they prepare to undertake our most ambitious capital project since the Gallery’s opening. When the pandemic has moved on we look forward to seeing a clearer picture of women's roles in British history and culture.