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Conservation

Guggenheim launches conservation fellowship with help from Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin

Initiative aims to boost Russian expertise in rapidly developing field of preserving contemporary art

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Alexandra Suda takes over as director of the National Gallery of Canada

The Ontario native is just the fourth woman to take the post, and the youngest in more than a century

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Museums & Heritage

Kaywin Feldman shatters the glass ceiling at the National Gallery of Art in Washington

During her first week on the job, the new director reveals her aspirations for the museum

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Zeitz Mocaa appoints new director following #MeToo scandal

Koyo Kouoh, who founded RAW Material Company in Dakar, replaces Mark Coetzee who was accused of misconduct

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Fatos Üstek appointed director of the Liverpool Biennial

The Turkish curator has worked on Art Night and was recently named director of the Draf project

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Controversies

'Too conservative' to direct France's arts academy? Jean de Loisy hits back at critics

A petition protesting his appointment at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts has been signed by 60 arts professionals

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Museums

National Gallery of Art in Washington hires its first female director

Kaywin Feldman, to begin in March, currently leads the Minneapolis Institute of Art

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Appointments

Former Tate Modern chief Chris Dercon takes the reins at the Grand Palais in Paris

The Belgian curator, who quit the Volksbühne Theatre in April, has been appointed head of the culture body Rmn-GP

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Liverpool Biennial chief Sally Tallant named executive director of Queens Museum

She replaces Laura Raicovich who stepped down in January, citing differences with the board of the museum

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Director swap: former Met chief Thomas Campbell succeeds Max Hollein at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 

Hollein took Campbell's old job as director of the Met

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The Met's Luke Syson to head Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

Curator returns to the UK where he organised the blockbuster 2011 Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery in London

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Palestinian Museum appoints Adila Laïdi-Hanieh as director after surprise departure of previous head

The writer and academic replaces Mahmoud Hawari who was only in post two years

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Museums

New York to LA: Klaus Biesenbach to take over MoCA

The board of the West Coast “artists’ museum” welcomes the MoMA PS1 director with open arms

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Art market

White Cube appoints Warhol expert Eric Shiner artistic director in New York

Is the London-based gallery growing its US team to open an exhibition space there?

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Documenta

Documenta to name new artistic director by early 2019

Quinquennial appoints eight-member search committee for curator of 2022 edition

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Appointments & departures

Brexit reshuffle means Jeremy Wright is seventh UK culture secretary in eight years

Museum admission charges will be on the agenda of MP who cites “James Bond films and playing golf badly” as interests

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Museums

Road to the Met: how Max Hollein rose to become its next director

A gifted manager and fundraiser, he inherits a museum dogged by financial troubles and discontent

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Tate

Tate drops ticket prices for young people and seeks trustee to represent 16-25s

New appointee should be “a cultural entrepreneur and digital native”

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Appointments

Louvre director Jean-Luc Martinez’s contract extended for three more years

Paris museum chief must focus on partnerships with Asia and sustained attendance, culture minister says

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Hartmut Dorgerloh nominated to head Berlin’s Humboldt Forum

If appointed, Dorgerloh, who currently manages the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation, will replace the three founding directors

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Biennials & festivals

Mali Wu and Francesco Manacorda named co-curators of next Taipei Biennale

Exhibition opening in November will explore grassroots communities

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Appointments

Architectural historian appointed director of The Queen’s art collection

Tim Knox, currently director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, is a keen connoisseur of works of art

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Appointments

Ralph Rugoff named artistic director of the 2019 Venice Biennale

Director of London’s Hayward Gallery will organise 58th International Art Exhibition

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Appointments

Journalist and senior art consultant Alison Cole appointed editor of The Art Newspaper

Former editor of Art Quarterly joins the publication in February

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New chief executive joins The Art Newspaper

Julie Sherborn brings extensive experience of developing titles and brands in Asia

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Appointments

Uffizi director Eike Schmidt to lead Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum

German-born sculpture specialist was first non-Italian to lead prestigious Florentine institution

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India Art Fair gets new director for tenth edition

Jagdip Jagpal to take the helm from Neha Kirpal, who remains founder and co-owner

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Maria Balshaw starts as overall Tate director

Former Manchester director will focus on “event-driven” culture, such as performance

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Camden Arts Centre gets first new director in almost 30 years

British-born Martin Clark joins the London institution from Bergen Kunsthall

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Curator Jarrett Gregory heads to the Hirshhorn

She joins Smithsonian museum’s growing curatorial team just after organising Armory Show Focus sector

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Museums

In her own words: Maria Balshaw, new director of Tate

Incoming director picks the art that impressed her the most in 2016

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Museums

Politician and historian Tristram Hunt named V&A director

Labour MP makes surprise career change to leave Westminster for top job at South Kensington museum

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Appointments

Sarah McCrory named director of Goldsmiths' new contemporary art gallery

Turner Prize-winners Assemble are designing art school's space, due to open in 2018

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Appointments

Speculation grows that Tate’s next director will be Maria Balshaw

Will director of Manchester’s university and city art galleries be heading to London?