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Portrait Stories

By National Portrait Gallery

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Official application of the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

The Gallery displays hundreds of famous Australian faces, from Nick Cave to Captain Cook, Deborah Mailman to Princess Mary of Denmark. 'Portrait Stories' is a trusty digital companion to the collection. Use it to peruse the portraits and learn more about the people who have shaped Australia.


– images of over 1700 portraits from the collection
– text from over 100 articles about portraits
– videos of over 50 interviews with artists and subjects
– browse *everything* or browse by gallery (up-to-date information about what's on display) or by theme
– shake to shuffle
– search by artist, sitter or title of the portrait

Special features for when you visit the National Portrait Gallery in person:

– display portraits near you
– access a digital portrait by scanning the real thing

This app is designed for iPhone and iPad, and it is currently available in English only.

What's New in Version 1.3

Improved the portrait recognition.


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Portrait Stories
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 39.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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