The National Gallery is one of the world’s preeminent collections of old master paintings. Much loved by the public in Britain and around the world, it welcomes more than six million visitors a year, has a highly successful exhibition programme, a bold acquisition policy and world renowned scholarship. The Gallery faces challenges too – engaging with a changing Britain, delivering a secure financial future, encouraging philanthropy, harnessing technology and maximising its global reach.
Following the announcement that Dr Nicholas Penny is to retire, the Trustees are seeking to appoint a Director who can build on the strengths and master the challenges. The Director will be a passionate advocate for old masters and their role in the modern world; an individual with an international reputation for excellence in their field; someone with both the ability to lead an international cultural institution and to communicate a compelling vision of its future.