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The National Gallery was established by Parliament in 1824 for the benefit of the public. 

What we do

The Director

Dr Gabriele Finaldi is the Director of the National Gallery. He is also the Accounting Officer, appointed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Read about Gabriele Finaldi


Board of Trustees

The Gallery is governed by the Board of Trustees, who hold our collection in trust on behalf of the nation. Trustees are appointed by the Prime Minister. 

See the Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

The role of the Executive Committee is to support the Director in the executive management of Gallery business.

See the Executive Committee

Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan outlines how we are working to relaunch as the Gallery for the nation over the coming years. 

Read the Strategic Plan 2021-26


Annual Reviews

Learn about activities that have taken place across the Gallery in our annual reviews.  

Read our Annual Review 2021-22


Financial Statements

Our Financial Statements, from 2008 to the present day, are available to read online.

See Financial Statements from 2008-2023




Our policies cover a range of activities involved in the day-to-day running of the Gallery.

Read our Policies


Join us from 10 May 2024 as we celebrate our Bicentenary – 200 years of bringing people and paintings together