National Gallery History project


Hello Year 4!

Sadly, our trip to the National Gallery has been put on hold. Therefore, I thought it would be good for you to find out as much as you can about the history of the gallery itself.

For your History work on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we would like you to create a fact file/non-chronological report about the National Gallery in London.

You could include:
• Information on when it was founded and why
• Where it is in London
• You could include some of the paintings it holds
• Why it is important
I will attach a features checklist to help you. You can produce your report any way you want – on the computer or on paper!

7 thoughts on “National Gallery History project

  • 25th March 2020 at 9:26 am

    National Gallery was founded in 1824.
    There are over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century 1900.
    The current director is Gabriele finaldi.
    The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar square in the city of Westminster.
    The National Gallery was designed by William wilkins from 1832 to 1838.
    The National Gallery is an exempt charity.
    The National Gallery is in London.
    British government bought 38 paintings.
    Government bought the 38 paintings in 1824.
    John Julius Angerstein founded the national gallery.

    • 25th March 2020 at 10:54 am

      Great research Kristers. Mrs Baldry

  • 26th March 2020 at 11:15 am

    1) in 1824. The government needed a place for an exhibition of 36 paintings they bought from John Angerstein.
    2) Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster.
    3) The Virgin of the Rocks- Leonardo da Vinci, Bacchus and Ariande- Titian, The Sunflowers- Vincent van Gogh
    4) The National Gallery promotes learning about art.

    • 26th March 2020 at 11:23 am

      Some good research Damian enjoy the sunshinev

  • 28th March 2020 at 9:06 pm

    National Gallery
    Established in 1824. National Gallery is 196 years old. 5 million people come here every year.
    The National Gallery doesn’t only have paintings, it has statues too. Out of 100 galleries, The National Gallery is the 7th popular. Some paintings were broken and ripped and some were in one piece. In 1869 they rebuilt the National Gallery.
    Some of the most famous pictures:
    1. A Young Woman standing at a Virginal
    Johannes Vermeer
    2. Mr and Mrs Andrews
    Thomas Gainsborough
    3. Bacchus and Ariadne
    4. Bathers at Asnières
    Georges Seurat
    5. Bathers at La Grenouillère
    Claude Monet

  • 20th April 2020 at 10:21 am

    The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the city of Westminster.
    There’s other 2,300 paintings dating from the mid- 13th century to 1900.
    It was founded in 1824.
    The Gallery is an exempt charity, and a non-departmental public body.
    One of the oldest works of art in the national gallery ,the Wilton Diptych was painted at the end of the 14th century-rare.
    It was one of the few pieces of art to survive the Puritan purges of the 1600s.

    • 20th April 2020 at 2:00 pm

      Rihanna it’s fantastic to see you on here! Some amazing facts about the National Art Gallery. Let’s hope we can visit there soon.


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