Monday, November 9, 2020

An interview with Gabriele Finaldi, Director of London’s National Gallery

By Thomas Marks
"The Supper at Emmaus" (1601) by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Image courtesy of The National Gallery, London
LONDON---Gabriele Finaldi, director of the National Gallery, London, talks to Thomas Marks about reopening the museum and how it is rethinking its relationship with its audience How challenging has it been to lead the National Gallery while its doors have been closed for more than three months? In some ways it’s been straightforward. We have a very professional and focused workforce, and all of us adapted quickly to working from home and using online communication facilities. It is very strange trying to direct a museum that’s not actually open, though. [More