Leconfield Lecture 2022 | “INSPIRING PEOPLE”: THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY’S REOPENING AND ITS ITALIAN LINKS, a talk by Dr Nicholas Cullinan

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Join Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, as he discusses the NPG’s major transformation project, Inspiring People, and the Gallery’s links to Italy. Based primarily on Michelozzo’s Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence and with a nod to the Oratorio dello Santo Spirito in Bologna,  Nicholas will talk about the redevelopment of the historical building, the redisplay of the collection and the future of the NPG.

 

Nicholas Cullinan took up his position as the Director of the National Portrait Gallery in spring 2015 following his role as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Prior to this, from 2007 to 2013, Nicholas was Curator of International Modern Art at Tate Modern where he co-curated an exhibition of Henri Matisse’s cut-outs with Sir Nicholas Serota in 2014. Nicholas received his BA, MA and PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and in 2006–7 he held the Hilla Rebay International Fellowship at the Guggenheim museums in Bilbao, New York and Venice.

 

A DRINKS RECEPTION AND CANAPES WILL FOLLOW THE TALK

 

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Photo credit: National Portrait GallerGertrude Elizabeth (née Blood), Lady Colin Campbell. by Giovanni Boldini, oil on canvas, circa 1897.

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Tuesday 15 November 2022