NPG - Improving Visitor Access

Scope and Content

Records relating to efforts made by the Gallery to increase access to the building and Collection for visitors with physical disabilities or visual impairments. Includes a small amount of material relating to policy and planning, and papers relating to wider issues of access including by wheelchair users. The greater part of the records relate in particular to improving the visitor experience at the Gallery for the visually impaired, especially to the introduction of a sculpture touch trail and guides.

Records from four different sources have been brought together in this series:
-records maintained by the Gallery's Press department in 1990
-records created and maintained by Honor Clerk (Curator, 20th Century Collections), 1992-2001
-records created and maintained by Caroline Brown (Designer), 1993-1995.
-records created and maintained by the NPG Learning Department, c. 1999-c. 2010.

Access Information

Available to view by appointment in the Heinz Archive and Library Public Study Room, to make an appointment contact Archive Reception . Although records are generally available for public consultation, some information in them, such as personal data or information supplied to the Gallery in confidence, may be restricted.

Other Finding Aids

The complete catalogue for this archive can be searched via the NPG Archive Catalogue .

Conditions Governing Use

Personal photography is permitted for research purposes only. Photocopying is not permitted.