NPG - Appropriation Accounts

Scope and Content

Financial returns prepared by the Gallery for HM Treasury annually in connection with the Parliamentary Vote, detailing difference between expenditure and grant; a statement of liabilities and assets; a statement showing the balance remaining in the Grant-in-Aid deposit account; a certificate of the surrender of the surplus on the vote and - after 1917 - a certificate of the audit of the Photographic Record Account. The accounts provide information about: portraits purchased; staff costs; admission fees; sales of catalogues, postcards etc.


These records are arranged by financial year. There are no accounts for the period 1939-1940.

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.

Related Material

Financial Accounts (NPG4)