The Nationwide Gallery of Eire has introduced that Caroline Campbell will probably be its subsequent director. The Belfast–born Campbell would be the first girl to helm the Dublin establishment since its founding in 1864. Since 2018 the executive of collections and analysis on the Nationwide Gallery in London, the place she could also be curator of Italian art work prior to 1500, Campbell will in November take the reins from Sean Rainbird, who has led the Nationwide Gallery of Eire for the previous decade.
“We're overjoyed to have an individual of Caroline’s caliber sign up for the Gallery crew and stay up for welcoming her later this yr,” mentioned Nationwide Gallery board chair Mary Keane. “Caroline’s spectacular enjoy, wisdom, and keenness will encourage each the Gallery crew and our guests, and we eagerly look ahead to seeing her imaginative and prescient for the Gallery dropped at existence within the coming years.”
Prior to arriving at London’s Nationwide Gallery, Campbell from 2005 to 2012 served as curator of art work on the Courtauld Gallery, additionally in London. Previous to taking over that position, she labored on the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Campbell is a graduate of the College of Oxford and the Courtauld Institute of Artwork, and is knowledgeable in Italian portray, particularly that of the Medieval and Renaissance classes. A few of the exhibitions she has curated, are “Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence” (2009) on the Courtauld and “Construction the Image: Structure in Italian Renaissance Portray” (2014), “Duccio/Caro: In Discussion”(2015), and “Mantegna and Bellini” (2018), all at London’s Nationwide Gallery.
Campbell credited a teenage consult with to the Nationwide Gallery of Eire with sparking her hobby in changing into a curator. “For years, I carried across the postcards we purchased that day,” she advised the BBC. “I caught them with Blu-Tack to my bed room wall.”