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Director of Irish National Gallery

Caroline Campbell - white woman with blond hair in bunDr Caroline Campbell (1991, History) has been appointed as the new director of the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin. She will be the first female director in the museum’s history.

Since 2018, Dr Campbell has been the Director of Collections and Research at the National Gallery, London. Previously she worked as a curator at the Ashmolean Museum, the Courtauld Gallery and the National Gallery, where she was the Jacob Rothschild Head of the Curatorial Department.

Dr Campbell commented, “Building on Sean Rainbird’s achievements, I look forward to working with the Board and the Gallery’s staff on this world-class collection, making its riches available to as wide an audience as possible both in Ireland and internationally.”

Read a discussion between Dr Caroline Campbell (1991, History) and Dr Alexander (Xa) Sturgis (1982, History), Director of the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, in Univ’s Martlet magazine.

Photo: National Gallery of Ireland

Published: 28 September 2022

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