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

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Portrait School 2020

Visiting the National Portrait Gallery
Video: 1 minute

Welcome to Portrait School at the National Portrait Gallery, where your students will discover Australia’s most creative and innovative thinkers and achievers. The School’s programs are designed to be dynamic and participatory, encouraging collaboration and critical thinking through close engagement with the Gallery’s portraits.

Whilst programs are cross-curricular in nature, the following themes are emphasised: Visual art; Civics and citizenship; English; History; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activism. We also offer a new critical thinking program, Visual Thinking Strategies™.

Every facilitated program at the Portrait Gallery is led by a passionate, professional Learning Facilitator who holds a Working with Vulnerable People registration. The programs they lead comprise a variety of creative activities that cater for different learning preferences.

All programs are available Monday to Friday, 10:00am - 4:30pm. Teachers/adults (maximum 2 per group) must stay with their students during the program. Contact bookings@npg.gov.au if you have additional requirements.

Portrait School 2020 programs and fees

Choose from six topic areas – Visual art, Civics and citizenship, English, History, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activism and Visual Thinking Strategies – at the level right for your students.

The following prices are in AUD for Australian schools. International schools please contact us at bookings@npg.gov.au for pricing.

Preschool, Foundation and Year 1 60 minutes $3 per student
Years 2 and 3 60 minutes $3 per student
Years 4, 5 and 6 60 minutes $3 per student
Years 7, 8 and 9 60 minutes $3 per student
Years 10, 11 and 12 60 minutes $3 per student
Tertiary 60 minutes $3 per student

NOTE: In some instances, visits to the National Portrait Gallery can count for PACER rebate purposes when booking a Civics and citizenship or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program. See information on alternative arrangements to apply when your school cannot book into either MOAD or the National Electoral Education Centre.

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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.