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Sir Nicholas Penny FBA

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About this Fellow

Italian painting of the sixteenth century; European Sculpture 1480-1920; the history of the collecting and display of European art.

Website: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/about-us/organisation/director/

Appointments

Current post

  • Formerly Director, The National Gallery

Past Appointments

  • Formerly Director, The National Gallery, 2015

Other History of Art and Music Fellows

Professor Elizabeth Edwards

Social and cultural histories of photographic practices; photography, anthropology and colonialism; history of museums, archives, collecting and cultural heritage; photographs in historiography, theory of history and historical method

Professor Richard Widdess

Musicology of South Asia, including history, theory, analysis and social context of music in North India and Nepal; music and religion in South Asia; analysis of world music; music cognition, performance and meaning in oral traditions

Professor Briony Fer

Modern and contemporary art; abstraction; special interests in the legacies of the constructive avant-gardes and in contemporary art; the relationship between art and theory; new critical perspectives on art