The Singapore Museum has a new director according to The Straits Times:
Mr Tan Boon Hui, 41, grew up in a three-room HDB flat in Jurong and holds a Bachelor of Arts and a master’s degree in geography from the National University of Singapore. The only child of a retired bus driver father and a housewife mother, he studied at Whitley Secondary School and Jurong Junior College. He says with a laugh: ‘Even today, my parents don’t quite know what I do. All they tell me is, ‘It is good you have a government job.”
The Associated Press reports on another LA MoCA curator who is graduating to museum director. This one is Ann Goldstein:
Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum says it has appointed American Ann Goldstein as its new artistic director from 2010. Goldstein is currently senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The Stedelijk is currently undergoing a major renovation and is due to reopen in March or April 2010. It is holding an exhibition in the nearby Van Gogh Museum.
Art Museum Gets New Head (The Straits Times)
LA Curator to Head Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum (Examiner.com)