In developing the National Portrait Gallery Collection, we consider portraits produced in any medium but the sitter must:
- be Australian-born or closely associated with Australia
- have contributed substantially to Australian life, history or culture
- be of enduring public interest
In addition, the portrait must possess aesthetic qualities consistent with the Collection.
If you would like to donate a portrait, and you believe it meets these criteria, please email a photograph of it, along with biographical information of the sitter, to:
Dr Christopher Chapman, Senior Curator
We are unable to provide valuations of artworks. Please refer to the Australian Government’s lists of approved valuers.