Art Museum

Charles Saumarez Smith

Charles Saumarez Smith has been director of the United Kingdom’s National Portrait Gallery 1994-2002, director of the National Gallery 2002-2007, and secretary and chief executive of the Royal Academy 2007-2018. He is the author of East LondonThe Company of Artists: The Origins of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, and The National Gallery: A Short History, among other titles. He has written widely on architecture and the history of museums, including his latest book, The Art Museum in Modern Times.