On Tuesday 12th March, the Duchess of Cambridge will attend the 2019 Portrait Gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London in her role as Patron.
The Duchess will meet members of the Gallery’s Youth Forum and view artwork produced by some of the National Portrait Gallery’s outreach programmes.
This will be the third time Catherine visited the Gala, an occasion which raises funds to support the National Portrait Gallery’s The Duchess of Cambridge has been Patron of the National Portrait Gallery since 2012, and this will be the third Gala she has attended. As in previous years, funds raised during the course of the evening’s events will go directly towards supporting the National Portrait Gallery’s work in offering unique learning opportunities and to facilitate the continued delivery of inspirational exhibitions and displays. It will also help the Gallery to continue to undertake world-class research..
This year, the Portrait Gala will support Inspiring People: Transforming our National Portrait Gallery, a project for the complete renewal of the Gallery that will see a significant refurbishment of the building.
Not only will Inspiring People undertake major work at St Martin’s Place, they will also engage audiences across the country whether that be onsite, locally, regionally and online.
As part of this programme the Gallery will work with museums in Cornwall, Coventry, Sheffield and Southampton on the Creative Connections project; a co-curated exhibition programme for young people. This will result in students creating new artworks alongside artists and a display of portraits from the Gallery’s Collection at each venue.
Following a tour of the exhibitions, the Duchess will have the opportunity to meet a number of guests, donors and friends of the National Portrait Gallery before attending the Gala dinner.