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2018.07.29 Sun, by Ran Dian Translated by: 房小然
Sir Charles Saumarez Smith announced as Senior Director

Sir Charles Saumarez Smith announced as Senior Director

Blain|Southern announces the appointment of Sir Charles Saumarez Smith as Senior Director of the gallery.

Saumarez Smith has been Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts since 2007 and previously Director of the National Gallery, 2002 to 2007; and the National Portrait Gallery, 1994 to 2002.

In a statement today he said:
‘I have known Harry Blain and Graham Southern ever since they took the lease on Burlington Gardens for Haunch of Venison. I greatly respect their work and that of the artists they represent, several of whom are RAs. I am very much looking forward to working with them all, using my experience to build upon Blain|Southern’s achievements.’

In a joint statement, Harry Blain and Graham Southern said:
‘We are delighted to welcome Charles to the gallery. Having headed up three of the most prominent art institutions in the UK, if not the world, Charles brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will benefit our artists, the gallery programme and external exhibitions worldwide’.

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