Armouries appoints Edwards as DG

The CEO of Leeds’s Thackray Museum of Medicine, Nat Edwards, is to be the new Master of the Armouries and director general of the Royal Armouries.

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McKellen gives £25k for new plays

Sir Ian McKellen is offering up to £25,000 to producers to stage new plays and revivals, funded by his successful 80thbirthday tour.

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Shepherd joins Selladoor

Selladoor, the regional theatre producer behind the national and international tours of The Jersey Boys, 9 to 5 The Musical and Footloose, has a new executive director in Andrew Shepherd.

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Compton Verney’s new CEO

Geraldine Collinge, director of public programmes at the RSC for 12 years, is to be the new chief executive at Compton Verney.

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Perricone to chair Northern Ballet

The Royal Academy of Dance’s chairman is to switch allegiances to become chair of Northern Ballet.

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‘Reinvented’ Horniman wins £100k Art Fund prize

South London’s Horniman Museum, once a traditional Victorian museum but recast by its director to better reflect its diverse surrounding community, has won this year’s £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year award.

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Brett Rogers to leave Photographers’ Gallery

Brett Rogers is to step down as director of the Photographers’ Gallery at the end of the year after 16 years.

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Cornwall’s museum facing closure after council cuts funding

Truro’s Royal Cornwall Museum faces closure after more than 200 years after Cornwall Council suddenly refused a bid for continued annual revenue funding.

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Showroom’s new director is Gabriela Salgado

Argentina-born Gabriela Salgado is the new director of the Showroom, the London gallery that specialises on experimental collaborations.

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Heidi Vaughan to take over at Tobacco Factory

Heidi Vaughan is to succeed Mike Tweddle as artistic director of Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatres.

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