The National Gallery is one of the greatest art galleries in the world. Founded by Parliament in 1824, the Gallery houses the nation's collection of Western European paintings, from the late thirteenth to the early twentieth century. The collection belongs to the nation and is open to all, attracting a diverse public from the UK and overseas, both in the Gallery and online.
Almost all of the 2300 paintings in the National Gallery's collection are on permanent display. The collection represents the greatest Western painters including van Eyck, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Turner, Rembrandt, Degas, Cézanne, van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Rubens, Velázquez, van Dyck, Titian, and Bellini. The Gallery's key objectives are to care for and add to the collection, to display it for the public, to advance scholarship and research, and to promote enjoyment and understanding. Credit Suisse has been a Partner of the National Gallery since 2008. Additionally, disadvantaged students from London and the East-Midlands have the opportunity to enhance their creative skills during educational courses led by the Museum and supported through our Global Engagements with City Year UK.