The National Gallery is recognised as an Independent Research Organisation by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. This status encourages us to forge links with external institutions such as HEIs and other research organisations. These collaborations both enrich the Gallery’s own expertise and allow that expertise to engage with the wider national and international research community.
Collaborations encompass national and international research projects on specific themes, joint MA programmes, conferences and symposia, collaborative doctoral awards, and doctoral training programmes. These activities help us expand the field of knowledge on Old Master paintings and help foster the next generation of curators and specialists in this area of research.