Key staff changes at the MCA and National Museum of Australia - Art Collector

Hany Armanious, Untitled Snake Oil, 1998. Synthetic polymer resin with hotmelt, bound pigment and glass, various dimensions. Courtesy: the artist, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

10 April 2013 | The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney has announced the appointment of Blair French to the position of curatorial and digital assistant director.

French has been the executive director of Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney since 2006, where he oversaw an ambitious exhibition program and initiated a publishing program that released 25 books during his tenure. Prior to this he was the program manager at the Australian Centre for Photography, also in Sydney. The MCA's director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, has said that French brings to the MCA a wealth of curatorial experience and an exemplary track record of working closely with artists. He will commence his new position full time in July 2013.

In other news, Andrew Sayers, director of the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, has announced he will retire from his position effective 1 July 2013 in order to be with his wife who lives and works in Melbourne. The Museum is yet to make an announcement about who will take over the reigns.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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