Appointments & departures

Former Dallas Contemporary director Peter Doroshenko to take the helm of New York’s Ukrainian Museum

Doroshenko, a Chicagoan of Ukrainian heritage, was the founding president of the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and was the commissioner of the country’s Venice Biennale pavilion three times

Whitney curator David Breslin appointed to lead Metropolitan Museum’s Modern and contemporary art department

Breslin, who co-curated the 2022 Whitney Biennial, will oversee the Met’s major expansion project

Michelle Donelan named new UK culture secretary

The former minister for universities has been promoted under the new prime minister, Liz Truss

UK culture secretary Nadine Dorries resigns amid party leadership change

Dorries, the 10th culture secretary in 12 years, was closely aligned with former prime minister Boris Johnson

In surprise move, contemporary art specialist Christine Macel takes the reins at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris

Previously chief curator at Centre Pompidou since 2000, she also organised the French Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale

An historic appointment: Lynette L. Allston is the first Indigenous person to serve as board president of a major US museum

Allston had previously advised the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in devising its land acknowledgement agreement

Metropolitan Museum director Max Hollein to take on dual role of director and chief executive

Hollein, who will add the role to his title after Daniel H. Weiss resigns next year, was the “clear choice”, according to the Met’s board of trustees

Former dealer Caitlin Berry named inaugural director of the Rubell Museum's Washington, DC outpost

Berry was previously the director of the Cody Gallery at Marymount University and the director of Hemphill Fine Arts

Alistair Hudson appointed head of Germany’s Zentrums für Kunst und Medien

Whitworth Art Gallery chief stays in post until end of 2022 following exhibition controversy last year

Documenta's director steps down over antisemitism scandal

Sabine Schormann's decision to resign as head of the Kassel exhibition was supported by a number of leading German politicians

Longtime Guggenheim director Richard Armstrong stepping down

Armstrong, who led the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for nearly 15 years filled with triumphs and turbulence, will leave in spring 2023

Orlando Museum of Art director fired after FBI raids Basquiat exhibition

The museum’s board removed Aaron De Groft amid a widening scandal over issues of authenticity and reports of ‘inappropriate correspondence’

From Whitechapel to Saudi Arabia: Iwona Blazwick takes up a new post as AlUla public art supremo

Drive to rebrand Middle Eastern country as a cultural destination underpinned by human rights concerns

American Museum of Natural History president Ellen V. Futter steps down after almost 30 years in the post

Futter, who became the first woman to lead a major New York museum when she took the role in 1993, oversaw a period of enormous growth at the institution

Gilane Tawadros appointed director of the Whitechapel Gallery in London

The head of artist copyright society Dacs will replace Iwona Blazwick, who served as head of the East London institution for 20 years

Museum ethics body blasts dismissal of Polish museum director

Jaroslaw Suchan will be replaced at Łodz Museum of Art by the artist Andrzej Biernacki

Deborah Swallow retires as Courtauld director after 18 years

During her tenure she oversaw a £57m redevelopment of the London university's campus

Christie’s Middle East chairman Michael Jeha is stepping down after 23 years at the end of this month

Jeha began his career at the auction house as an intern in the Impressionism department

Baltimore Museum of Art director Christopher Bedford will leave to lead SFMoMA

Bedford, like his SFMoMA predecessor Neal Benezra, very publicly ran afoul of industry conventions around deaccessioning and selling works from museum collections

Brooklyn Museum appoints KP Trueblood as its new president and chief operating officer

Trueblood, who will replace David Berliner early next year, has a background in government and public service

Claudia Roth, a former Green party leader and rock band manager, named German culture minister

The women's and gay rights campaigner brings extensive political experience to a position that has gained in stature under the incumbent Monika Grütters

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive staff grows with Christina Yang as new chief curator

The museum’s director Julie Rodrigues Widholm has made several senior-level hires in her first year

Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles names Johanna Burton of the Wexner as its first executive director

Burton will run the museum with Klaus Biesenbach, who has been reassigned as artistic director in a restructuring

Regrouping after pandemic shut down its new home, International Center of Photography in New York names its next director

David E. Little, who heads Amherst College’s museum, has experience in fund-raising, educating and curating at multiple US institutions

A year after a racially tinged controversy, Moca Cleveland revises structure of its board of directors

Three co-presidents rather than one will oversee the institution, which has also recruited a more diverse array of board members