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Sandy Robert Nairne

(1953-), Former director of the National Portrait Gallery

Sitter in 5 portraits
Sandy Nairne CBE was Director of the National Portrait Gallery from 2002 to 2015, where his achievements include seeing a marked rise in visitor figures, leading the campaign to acquire Van Dyck's self-portrait and welcoming new audiences. Nairne was previously Director of Programmes at Tate (1994-2002), working alongside Sir Nicholas Serota, in the creation of Tate Modern and the Centenary Development at Tate Britain. He has also worked at the Arts Council of Great Britain, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. He is currently Chair of the Fabric Advisory Committee of St Paul's Cathedral and of the Maggie's Art Group, and on the Board of Trustees of the National Trust.

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Sandy Robert Nairne, by Chuck Close - NPG 7017

Sandy Robert Nairne

by Chuck Close
archival watercolour pigment print on Hahnemuhle rag paper, 2015
NPG 7017

Sandy Robert Nairne, by Tom Miller - NPG x126057

Sandy Robert Nairne

by Tom Miller
C-type colour print, October 2002
NPG x126057

Sandy Robert Nairne, by Tom Miller - NPG x126058

Sandy Robert Nairne

by Tom Miller
C-type colour print, October 2002
NPG x126058

Sir Charles Robert Saumarez Smith; John Trevor Hayes; Sandy Robert Nairne; Sir Roy Strong, by David Weightman - NPG x126874

Sir Charles Robert Saumarez Smith; John Trevor Hayes; Sandy Robert Nairne; Sir Roy Strong

by David Weightman
digital C-type colour print from original negative, 17 November 2004
NPG x126874

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Judges 2010, by Harry Borden - NPG x134881

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Judges 2010

by Harry Borden
C-type colour print, 18 August 2010
NPG x134881


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