The Blavatnik Wing will host portraits of Charles Darwin, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, the Bronte sisters and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. The National Portrait Gallery in London will get a new wing as part of its refurbishment when it reopens in 2023. The Blavatnik Wing will host more than one hundred years of British portraits in nine galleries as part of the gallery’s Inspiring People project. Paintings of naturalist Charles Darwin, and writers Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, the Bronte sisters and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor will help visitors to explore society and culture in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The gallery said the gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation will also help support the biggest development since its building in St Martin’s Place opened in 1896.
National Portrait Gallery will get new wing as part of refurbishment
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