Penelope Curtis

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Penelope Curtis is a British arts administrator, director of Lisbon's Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and director of Tate Britain from 2010 to 2015.

Educated first in a state school and then at Oxford University, she took "Sculpture after Rodin" as the subject of her doctorate.[1]

She was previously director of the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds.

In March 2015, it was announced that she would leave London's Tate Britain after five years in charge.[2]


  1. ^ "Penelope Curtis: Matriarch of the museum". The Independent. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Ellis-Petersen, Hannah (31 March 2015). "Tate Britain director Penelope Curtis to step down after five years in charge". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 June 2015.