Appointments

'Art Basel has to keep changing': after 20 years, what is next for the fair juggernaut?

Noah Horowitz and Vincenzo de Bellis discuss their visions for the global fair brand and its flagship US fair in Miami

Mark Hallett appointed director of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London

He joins from Yale University's Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and will now oversee the next phase of the Courtauld's £57m redevelopment project

Marc Spiegler steps down as Art Basel chief after 15 years—and is replaced by a familiar face

Noah Horowitz, formerly director Americas of the art fair brand, returns as chief executive following a brief stint at Sotheby's

The Photographers' Gallery in London appoints Shoair Mavlian as new director

A former intern will replace Brett Rogers as the new figurehead of the photography space, but will face immediate pressures concerning income, footfall and sponsorship

Chris Dercon quits French cultural body Rmn-GP for leadership role at Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain

Belgian curator, who once headed Tate Modern, recently backed decision to kick Fiac out of Grand Palais in Paris

'It repurposes a building that was first made to cause terror': arts centre in former Ku Klux Klan auditorium names inaugural leader

Renovation work at the future Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing in Fort Worth, Texas, is expected to begin early next year

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

Artist Ebony G. Patterson will co-curate next edition of New Orleans’s Prospect triennial

Patterson, whose work was featured in the triennial’s third edition in 2014-15, will co-curate the sixth edition with Miranda Lash

Ballroom Marfa, the west Texas town’s contemporary art kunsthalle, names new executive director

Daisy Nam, who joined Ballroom in 2020 as curator, will take the reins of the organisation from Laura Copelin

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

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

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

New York University provost Katherine Fleming will be the Getty Trust’s next leader

Fleming succeeds the Getty’s longtime leader James Cuno, who is retiring this summer

Romenews

The American Academy in Rome picks new director, the first woman of colour to lead the institution in its 128-year history

Aliza Wong, a professor and scholar who has written extensively about modern Italian history and culture, will take the reins in July

Shock as Janusz Janowski appointed new director of Poland’s leading Zacheta National Gallery of Art by right-wing culture minister

Most recent hire without an open competition is viewed by critics as latest step in government's agenda of placing conservative appointees in control of cultural institutions

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

Sanctioned Chechen leader appoints 22-year-old daughter as culture minister

Aishat Kadyrova marked her appointment by announcing an exhibition in the Chechen capital of historic weaponry from the State Hermitage Museum

Second presenter from right-wing GB News channel appointed trustee of a UK museum

Former Brexit Party candidate Inaya Folarin Iman joins board of the National Portrait Gallery in London

Nadine Dorries named UK culture secretary

The right-wing politician, who appeared on the TV programme I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, replaces Oliver Dowden

Emma Lavigne named chief executive officer of the Pinault Collection

Former head of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris replaces Jean-Jacques Aillagon

Klaus Biesenbach named director of Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie

Hamburger Bahnhof contemporary museum is to be led by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath

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

After soul-searching, Guggenheim names a Black ‘culture and inclusion’ officer and a human resources chief

Appointments follow accusations of “systemic racism” in hiring and programming at the museum

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

Saint Louis Art Museum appoints its first woman director

Min Jung Kim, who now leads the New Britain Museum of American Art, will succeed 22-year veteran Brent Benjamin

Raphaela Platow to take over as director of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky

The experienced curator and leader comes from the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, where she grew attendance by 400%

Museum hiring rebounds? US institutions announce a string of appointments to leadership and curatorial positions

It is still not clear how quickly the lower levels of staff, which were hardest hit by pandemic job losses, will recover