Art After Dark: curator and broadcaster Kate Bryan visits the newly refurbished National Portrait Gallery

“We’re meant to reflect Britain as it is, and obviously, if your collection only represents a fraction of Britain, then that’s a problem,” the gallery’s director Nicholas Cullinan told the Standard. “We serve Britain, we’re funded in part by the British people, and we also serve an international audience; it’s our duty to represent that. And that includes diversifying the collection in all senses, and achieving gender balance.”