Talk: Nicholas Cullinan/National Portrait Gallery
Join Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, and architect Jamie Fobert CBE, as they discuss the NPG’s transformational capital project, Inspiring People. They will discuss the redevelopment on the building and along with their own fascinating careers.
Nicholas Cullinan took up his position as the Director of the National Portrait Gallery in spring 2015 following his role as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Prior to this, from 2007 to 2013, Nicholas was Curator of International Modern Art at Tate Modern where he co-curated an exhibition of Henri Matisse's cut-outs with Sir Nicholas Serota in 2014. Nicholas received his BA, MA and PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and in 2006–7 he held the Hilla Rebay International Fellowship at the Guggenheim museums in Bilbao, New York and Venice.
Born in Canada, Jamie arrived in London in 1988 and worked for David Chipperfield Architects for several years before establishing Jamie Fobert Architects in 1996. Since then, Jamie and his team have consistently produced innovative and inspiring architecture in projects ranging from individual houses to high quality retail and significant public buildings for the arts.
Completed projects include major extensions to Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge and Tate St Ives in Cornwall, which in 2018 won the Art Fund Museum of the Year and was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize. Jamie was appointed CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2020.
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