Sandy Nairne


Sandy Nairne is a writer and curator based in London, and until 2015 was Director of the National Portrait Gallery. He has previously worked at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Arts Council and as one of two deputy directors at Tate.

His publications include State of the Art (1987), the anthology Thinking about Exhibitions (1996), Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners (2011) and 21st Century Portraits (2013).

He chaired the National Museum Directors’ Conference Working Group on Cultural Diversity, and is currently Chair of the Fabric Advisory Committee at St Paul’s Cathedral, the Art Advisory Committee for Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres and the Board of the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme. He is a Trustee of the Courtauld Collection and the National Trust.

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