The two main themes of early Netherlandish and German painting can be discovered here: religious subjects for public and private devotion, and portraiture. The display also highlights the dramatic transformation in Italian art between the late medieval tradition and the elegant sophistication of the High Renaissance.
We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.
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We will be limiting the number of visitors in each gallery at any one time. To manage this we've instituted a free, timed ticketing system.
Admission is free, and tickets should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.
Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.
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