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Gabriele Finaldi leaves the Museo del Prado to direct London’s National Gallery in London

Gabriele Finaldi, who holds a doctorate in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art and is a member of CEEH’s scientific committee, is returning to London to take over from Nicholas Penny at the helm of the National Gallery — a place with which he is very familiar as held the post of curator of Spanish and Italian painting there for ten years. Since 2002, he has been deputy director for Collections and Research at the Museo Nacional del Prado, where he has performed crucial work in reorganising the collections, restoration policy, temporary exhibitions, research projects and publications. He has written many studies on Spanish and Italian painting of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and has curated major exhibitions on Zurbarán, Spanish still-life painting, seventeenth-century Genovese painting and the Carracci.