The latest appointments in museums, galleries and heritage
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Sally-Anne Huxtable has been appointed head curator at thae National Trust. Currently the principal curator of modern and contemporary design at National Museums Scotland, Huxtable will leave at the end of June.  

Moira Sinclair, the chief executive of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, has been announced as the new chair of the Clore Leadership Programme. She succeeds Sandy Nairne, who has stepped down after five years in the role.

Sophie Hawkey-Edwards has left her role as senior manager at Conway Hall, London, to join London’s St Bride Foundation, a library and events hub for the print and publishing trade. Hawkey-Edwards will take up the role of foundation librarian.

Adam Koszary has been appointed as the social media editor at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Currently the programme manager and digital lead at the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading, Koszary will take up his new role in July.

Arts Council England has reappointed Edward Harley for four years as chair of the Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) Panel. The AIL panel advises ministers on items offered under the Acceptance in Lieu and Cultural Gifts schemes, and where the items, if accepted, should be allocated. Panel members Jonathan Harris and Barnaby Wright have also been reappointed for three years, commencing on 1 August.

Henry McGhie has left his role as head of collections and curator of zoology (honorary scientific associate, faculty of life sciences) at Manchester Museum to set up Curating Tomorrow, a consultancy to help museums, museum workers and others realise their potential in support of climate action, the Sustainable Development Goals, and nature conservation.

Helen Thornton has begun as director at Ripon Museum Trust, North Yorkshire. Thornton has worked in the heritage and culture sector for 25 years. St Andrews University, Fife, has appointed Catherine Eagleton to the new role of director of museums. She leaves her post as associate director of curatorial affairs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in the US.

Steven Parissien starts his new role as the chief executive of Palace House, The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art, Newmarket, in June. Parissien replaces Chris Garibaldi who is stepping down in order to embark on full-time research at the University of Cambridge.

The British Museum, London, has appointed three new trustees to its board for a term of four years: Vivian Hunt, George Weston and Philipp Hildebrand.

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