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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.

Workshops and assisted access

Studio workshops

Workshops can be tailored in collaboration with educators, or you can book our combined collection tour and drawing from life program. 3 hour half day tour and workshop (limited numbers): $20 per student (materials provided). Full day tour and workshop program (limited numbers, senior students only): $40 per student (materials provided).

Professional development

For educators, we have programs for ESL teachers, art teachers, history teachers, English and drama teachers, primary teachers and early childhood teachers. The National Portrait Gallery is a registered provider with the Teacher Quality Institute, ACT. Contact Krysia Kitch, Manager Learning Programs to book a program or arrange a tailored experience.

Portrait Conversations

The Portrait Gallery offers programs/tours in association with Alzheimer’s Australia and also for people living with Dementia and their carers.

Access programs

Access programs are provided for students of all ages and abilities; these include drama programs and those for sight and hearing impaired students. Tailored programs are available for your students upon request, with advance notice. Contact Krysia Kitch, Manager Learning Programs.

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The café is open 9:00am-3:30pm every day. The shop is open 10:00am to 5:00pm every day.

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King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

Phone +61 2 6102 7000
Fax +61 2 6102 7001
ABN: 54 74 277 1196

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.