Charles Saumarez Smith was Director of the UK's National Portrait Gallery 1994-2002, Director of the National Gallery 2002-2007 and Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy 2007-2018. He is the author of East London; The Company of Artists: The Origins of the Royal Academy of Arts in London; and The National Gallery: A Short History, among other titles.
Introduction . 1. The Pre War Museum . 2. The Modern Museum . 3. The Post Modern Museum . 4. Museums for the New Millennium . 5. The Museum Re invented . Conclusion