The National Gallery is an art museum with a collection of 2,300 works on permanent display. It is located in Trafalgar Square, the central square of the city of London. The gallery is public, all the works belong to the UK, so its entry is free. However, the museum organise temporary exhibitions where pay for entry is required.
Its collection includes works ranging from 1250 to 1900, through such different styles, since Renaissance to Postimpressionism. Features works by artists like Piero della Francesca or Francisco de Goya. The current Director of the National Gallery is Nicholas Penny.
The museum is located now is a neoclassical building designed by architect William Wilkins in 1832. The Sainsbury Wing, an extension to the west by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown in 1991, is also a notable example of Postmodernist architecture in Britain. So, the building hosts different architecture styles as well as the different paintings are shown inside it.
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|Geographical coordinates||51.5078304, -0.1288194|
|Address||WC2N 5 City of London, Trafalgar Square|
|More information||official website|