Recruiting a Director
In the first 20 years of its life, the administration of the Gallery was disorganised. The staff was very small. The great burden of duties fell on the shoulders of the Keeper, whilst strategic decisions were made by the Board of Trustees which did not meet regularly.
Public criticism of the Gallery's administration led to a government enquiry, and subsequent reforms. A new post of Director was established, with the responsibility to shape the collection and manage the Gallery.
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