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The latest appointments in museums, galleries and heritage
Malavika Anderson has been appointed as the manager of the Great North Museum: Hancock
Malavika Anderson has been appointed as the manager of the Great North Museum: Hancock

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums has appointed Malavika Anderson as the manager of the Great North Museum: Hancock. She was previously the head of live programme at London’s Wellcome Collection.

Elizabeth Selby has been appointed interim director of Dorset Museum and the Dorset and Natural History and Archaeological Society, following the departure of executive director Jon Murden in December.

York Museums Trust’s chief executive officer Reyahn King will step down in the summer to become the director of heritage properties at the National Trust for Scotland. King, who joined York Museums Trust in 2015, oversaw Yorkshire Museum, York Castle Museum, York Museum Gardens, York Art Gallery and York St Mary’s.

Tom True has become the executive director for Hay Castle as the historic site in Hay-on-Wye prepares to open fully to the public for the first time in its 900-year history. True has held leadership positions for cultural institutions in Rome, Narbonne and London.

Hampshire Cultural Trust has promoted its community manager Emma Banks to the new position of collections programme manager.

Manchester Jewish Museum has promoted the head of programmes Gareth Redston to chief executive. He replaces Max Dunbar, who left the museum in 2021 after 10 years at the helm.

The National Trust has appointed Sandy Nairne as deputy chair. He joined the board of trustees in April 2015 and is an elected member of the council. As the director of the National Portrait Gallery from 2002 to 2015, Nairne enhanced the London gallery’s creative partnership with the trust at Beningbrough Hall and Montacute House.

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