Appointments & departures

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Censorship

Wolfgang Tillmans and Tania Bruguera pledge support for censored Serralves Museum director

João Ribas has stepped down following censorship row around Robert Mapplethorpe show

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Appointments & departures

Charles Saumarez Smith to leave Royal Academy of Arts to become senior director of Blain Southern

Secretary and chief executive of the London museum says he wanted to go “at a time of obvious strength and success”

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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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Appointments & departures

IRL to VR: Daniel Birnbaum leaves Moderna Museet to head-up virtual reality gallery

Museum director due to take up new role at London's Acute Art early next year

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Museums

Okwui Enwezor steps down as director of Munich’s Haus der Kunst

Enwezor cites ill health as reason for departure

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Museums

Philippe Vergne to step down as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles

The announcement that he and the board “mutually elected” not to renew his contract comes on the heels of the chief curator Helen Molesworth’s surprise departure

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Appointments & departures

Zeitz Mocaa director Mark Coetzee embroiled in #MeToo scandal

Curators accuse the Cape Town museum director of inappropriate and abusive behaviour, according to local reports

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Appointments & departures

Mark Coetzee suspended from the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

An inquiry has been launched into the executive director and chief curator’s professional conduct

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In the frame

Prince’s Paisley Park is looking for archivist, carnivores need not apply

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Museums

Max Hollein is the next director of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The current director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco has both the experience needed to lead the encyclopaedic museum and “real integrity”, says the Met’s president Dan Weiss

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Museums

Museums have a duty to be political

Activist curators and directors can make truly democratic spaces, but they need brave boards to support them

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Appointments & departures

Helen Molesworth is out as LA MoCA's chief curator

The director Philippe Vergne reportedly fired her as the two clashed over the museum's programming

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Photography

Tate's first photography curator Simon Baker named new director of Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Parisian photography centre's programme will show a "strong commitment to women and emerging artists"

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Art fairs

Benjamin Genocchio removed as director of Armory Show after reports of harassment

The New York Times reports that multiple women who worked with him said he made sexual comments and touched them inappropriately

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Warburg Institute appoints the V&A’s Bill Sherman as director

Scholar says the library founded by Aby Warburg “badly needs some profile raising”

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Julia Peyton-Jones to join Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

The former head of the Serpentine will take over as senior global director of the commercial gallery in September

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Museums

Italy’s five suspended museum directors return to work

But top administrative court postpones final decision on the case until October

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Appointments & departures

Raft of appointments mark ‘beginning of new era’ for Institute of Contemporary Arts

German artist Wolfgang Tillmans among those elected to the London institution’s council

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Art market

Matt Carey-Williams quits Phillips for Blain Southern

Move marks first major departure from auction house under Edward Dolman

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Art trade

Paul Schimmel leaves Hauser & Wirth

The former curator will no longer oversee the Los Angeles mega-gallery

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Museums

Italian Renaissance specialist Miguel Falomir chosen to head up Prado

Unanimous vote by selection committee still needs approval from trustees and Spanish government

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Public art

Creative Time appoints Elvira Dyangani Ose as senior curator

In an early interview, the Goldsmiths lecturer and independent curator hints at what she plans to achieve in New York