Nicholas Penny to Step Down as Head of London’s National Gallery

June 24th, 2014

Nicholas Penny has announced his retirement from directing London’s National Gallery, leaving a remarkably successful legacy behind him.  Penny, who brought attendance up to record highs during his tenure (including a 6 million visitor count last year) is planning to step down next year after a replacement has been found.  “Following my retirement I have many plans, but chiefly look forward to spending more time with my family, friends and books,” he said.

Read more at The Telegraph