New Director appointed at National Gallery of Ireland

4 Aug 2022

The appointment of Dr Caroline Campbell as new Director of the National Gallery of Ireland (NGI) was announced today, 4 August, by the Board of Governors and Guardians.

Dr Campbell will take up her new position in November 2022, following current NGI Director Sean Rainbird’s end of tenure in September. She will be the first female Director in the Gallery’s 158 year history.

Born and raised in Belfast, Dr Campbell has spent her career in three leading international art museums as a curator and senior leader. She has held positions at the Ashmolean Museum, the Courtauld Galleryand the National Gallery, London. Since 2018 she has worked as Director of Collections and Research at the National Gallery, London.

A graduate of the University of Oxford and the Courtauld Institute of Art, and an alumna of the Center for Curatorial Leadership in New York, Dr Campbell has an outstanding reputation for delivering research, engagement and digital programmes, illustrating her wide-ranging expertise in Western Art from the Middle Ages to the present day. She has curated several major exhibitions, published widely, and is active as a Trustee of several arts organisations in the UK.