Our venues
Our museums and galleries

Also in this section…?

Sandra Penketh

Director of Galleries and Collections Management

Leadership Team

sandra penketh

Executive team

Sandra leads the Art Galleries and Collections Care teams at National Museums Liverpool.  This includes the fine and decorative art curators and the NML conservation and collections management staff. She has responsibility for the Walker Art Gallery, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Sudley House and NML’s collection facilities.

Sandra joined NML in 1989 as an assistant curator in fine art at the Walker Art Gallery before moving on to work in the Art Galleries Education department. From 1998 until 2002, she worked on the development of new display galleries at World Museum, part of the £45 million capital project Into the Future. Sandra also taught History of Art regularly for the University of Liverpool Centre for Continuing Education from 1991 until 2002. In 2003, Sandra was appointed as Head of the Lady Lever Art Gallery, becoming Director of NML’s three art gallery venues in 2012. She was appointed to her current role in 2018.

Sandra studied History of Art at the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, has a Masters Degree in Medieval Studies from the University of Liverpool and a postgraduate diploma in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester.