Appointments & departures

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

Timothy Rub to step down as director of Philadelphia Museum of Art

Leader oversaw an ambitious series of construction projects but has also contended with reports of midlevel management abuses and equity issues

French culture ministry names 39-year-old Xavier Rey director of Centre Pompidou’s national museum of modern art

Current director of Marseille museums will take up coveted post under newly appointed Pompidou president Laurent Le Bon on 1 October

Macba in Barcelona dismisses key curatorial staff shortly after appointing new director Elvira Dyangani Ose

Museum's move to sack Tanya Barson and Pablo Martínez prompts art world backlash on social media

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Why are top jobs in Chinese museums going to white men?

Local professionals continue to be overlooked for highly paid leading roles

James Cuno will retire as mastermind of the Getty Trust’s art endeavours

President and chief executive has led the institution for a decade, bolstering its reputation

Centre Pompidou in Paris names new president as Brussels branch backtracks over ‘sexist’ appointment

The Kanal-Centre Pompidou in Belgium has responded to outcry over decision to make Bernard Blistène a co-director alongside Kasia Redzisz

Appointment of former UK Chancellor George Osborne as new British Museum chairman draws criticism

Ex-politician, who presided over austerity cuts to culture, takes up the position on 4 October

A departure, a side move, and a new appointment: Centre Pompidou in flux as leadership shuffle causes controversy

Belgian art world outraged after curator Kasia Redzisz, who won a vote to be appointed director of Brussels outpost, will have to share the job with current director in Paris, Bernard Blistène

Too woke? National Trust chair Tim Parker steps down

Rebel group of members planned to depose heritage chief following row over controversial research into charity’s historic ties to slavery

Laurence des Cars will be the first woman to lead the Louvre in its history

A seasoned director with an emphasis on the social role of museums, she replaces Jean-Luc Martinez as the Louvre's president-director on 1 September

Katerina Gregos will lead the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens as artistic director

The museum looks to a “new era” after a difficult history, including long delays in the opening its new home and the termination of two of its directors by the Culture Ministry

Philanthropist Marie-Josée Kravis will replace the embattled Leon Black as MoMA’s board chairman

Appointment follows controversy over Black's ties to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein

Senior curator and human resources director resign from MOCA in Los Angeles

Curator cites management resistance to diversity effort, and personnel manager describes a “hostile environment”