National Portrait Gallery secures £9.4m lottery grant for expansion

By Maev Kennedy

London gallery wants to increase exhibition space by 20% with proposal to refurbish east wing offices

The National Portrait Gallery has won a £9.4m heritage lottery grant to help pay for a significant expansion of its exhibition space, by repurposing areas largely used as offices for more than half a century.

The £35.5m project, which will involve a complete redisplay of the entire collection for the first time in its history, is the most ambitious ever undertaken by the London gallery – and the most expensive since the opening of the Ondaatje Wing in 2000.

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