Ian A.C. Dejardin is the Sackler Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery, London. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he graduated with an MA (Hons) in History of Art from Edinburgh University. From 1990 to 1997, he was English Heritage's Curator of Paintings for the London region, having started his career at the Royal Academy of Arts. Appointed Curator at Dulwich in 1997, he became the gallery's Director in 2005. Presiding over a varied and international exhibition program, he has also continued to curate exhibitions himself, most recently Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven (2011).