Moving And Shaking In The Museum World

BY Katrina Kufer / May 17 2017 / 15:19 PM

It’s transfer season in the museum world, so here’s Harper's Bazaar Art’s roundup of the latest director and curator moves on the global contemporary art scene

Moving And Shaking In The Museum World
Image courtesy the artist and Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo.
(Work from the upcoming Sydney Biennale) Noguchi Rika. Catching Water #5. 2001. Digital chromogenic print. 96 x 240 cm.

Palais de Tokyo
Christopher Miles, previously working as France’s Secretary General at the Ministry of Culture and Communication, has stepped down in order to become the new deputy director general at the Palais de Tokyo.

Centre Pompidou
As of 1 May, Julie Narbey took over at Paris’ Centre Pompidou as general manager, replacing Denis Berthomier. Narbey previously held the position of deputy director at another Paris-based institution, Palais de Tokyo.

Musée de l’Orangerie
Cécile Debray has been announced as the new director of the French museum, recommended by Laurence des Cars, president and former director of the Musée de l’Orangerie. With previous curatorial experience at institutions including the Centre Pompidou and Grand Palais (both Paris), she plans to begin her tenure with Dada and African art exhibitions.

Moscow Biennale for Young Art
The sixth edition of the Russian art event set for 2018 will feature independent Italian curator Lucrezia Calabro Visconti as its lead curator. Visconti has already announced her chosen theme Abracadabra, which will focus on performance, video and sound. The post follows recent positions within the curatorial programme of De Appel Arts Centre (Amsterdam) and artistic advisor at Artissima.

Biennale of Sydney
Museum director, curator and scholar Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker has been named the newest director and executive chief officer of the Biennale of Sydney. She will join the team from her previous position as the director of the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Washington, on 1 July in time for the upcoming 2018 biennial.

Rose Art Museum
Luis A Croquer, currently deputy director of exhibitions, collections and programmes at the University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery (Seattle), will serve as the new director of Rose Art Museum, Massachusetts, an institution which is currently co-presenting Mark Bradford at the US Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

New Museum
Former New Museum associate curator Margot Norton has been promoted to curator after being with the New York institution for the last six years. “With her constant enthusiasm and precision, Norton has supervised a range of complex curatorial projects, following them through in every detail, from vision to nail,” artistic director Massimiliano Gioni said in a statement.

High Museum of Art
Founding director of the upcoming Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement (Saint Petersburg, Florida) is the High Museum of Art’s (Atlanta, Georgia) new chief curator as of 1 June. He will use his experience to continue growing the museum’s collection as well as reinstalling the permanent collection galleries in the coming year.

Andy Warhol Museum
José Carlos Diaz, who joined the museum as the Milton Fine Curator of Art in 2016, has been announced as the new chief curator of the eponymous Pittsburgh museum dedicated to the legendary pop icon. The museum also revealed several additional internal changes including: Jessica Beck, moving from associate curator of art to the new Milton Fine curator; Danielle Linzer, formerly curator of education and interpretation who has become the director of learning and engagement, and Rachel Baron-Horn, former director of finance and operations and now the new deputy director.