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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum appoints a New Deputy Director and Chief Curator

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum appoints Naomi Beckwith as Deputy Director and Chief Curator; she will join the Guggenheim in June from Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Beckwith will oversee collections, exhibitions, publications, and curatorial programs and archives, while playing an instrumental role in shaping the museum’s vision.

January 2021

Sara Piccinini has been named as Collezione Maramotti’s New Director.

Working with the Collection since 2007, Sara Piccinini has been appointed Director of Achille Maramotti’s impressive art collection, which is housed in his company, Max Mara’s, former premises in Reggio Emilia. See Artribune’s full interview with the New Director (in Italian), here.

January 2021

LAM has been nominated for the EMYA2021 – European Museum of the Year Award

The LAM museum has been nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2021. The award is the oldest and most prestigious museum prize in Europe. New or existing museums with major innovations can compete for the title.

Director Sietske van Zanten: ‘The nomination is a wonderful recognition for our innovative museum concept in which not art but the visitor is central. Here we make non-museum enthusiasts in particular enthusiastic with and for art.

January 2021.

Yinka Shonibare CBE RA (b. 1962, UK) has been awarded the 2021 Whitechapel Art Icon award, supported by Swarovski Foundation.

We are delighted to share this wonderful news with you. Click here to find out more information about the Yinka Shonibare Foundation and the work they are doing both in the UK and in Nigeria.

January 2021.

New directors of the Museum and the Modern Art Centre

António Filipe Pimentel will run the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and Benjamin Weil will be responsible for the Modern Art Centre. Read more here

December 2020.

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