The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions

National Portrait Collection

The National Portrait Collection was established in 1998 with 25 original portraits and coincided with our 25th anniversary. Since then, the collection has grown to 79 portraits in various mediums, including photography, oil, and watercolour. We are committed to the continuous expansion of the NPC, thereby actively engaging in creating our own historical record.

Nominations for the NPC are held on a semi-regular basis. For more information, please contact The ArQuives directly.

The Collection is regularly exhibited in our home in Toronto and at other venues across Canada, in celebration of all LGBTQ2+ communities. The Collection is also available to organizations and museums on loan.