Ann Dumas is consulting curator of European Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and curator at the Royal Academy, London. Over the past 25 years she has been responsible for several major international exhibitions, with a focus on French 19th- and early 20th-century art. In addition to her exhibition projects, Dumas has acted as a consultant to a range of museums in Europe and the United States. She studied art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, the University of London. In 2019, she was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to the Arts.