NATIONAL Portrait Gallery director Karen Quinlan will leave the gallery in September to take up a new position as CEO of Arts Centre Melbourne, NPG chair Penny Fowler announced today (August 3).
Fowler commented that her big-picture vision has had a marked impact on the gallery’s national profile, access and visitation since her arrival in 2018 and that Quinlan was leaving a legacy that would be felt for a long time to come.
Federal Arts Minister Tony Burke said Canberra’s loss was Melbourne’s gain, adding: “I was pleased that Karen recently agreed to join one of the review panels we announced to help shape our National Cultural Policy, with a focus on strong institutions.”
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