Bree Pickering… new director of the Nationwide Portrait gallery.

THE director of  the Murray Artwork Museum Albury, Bree Pickering, has been introduced as the brand new director of the Nationwide Portrait Gallery, changing Karen Quinlan, who left the NPG in 2022 to turn into CEO of Arts Centre Melbourne. 

Earlier than arriving at MAMA  in 2016, Pickering  was govt director of Vox Populi, a not-for-profit up to date artwork house in Philadelphia and cultural program supervisor for the Australian embassy in Washington.

In Albury, she is believed to have designed and carried out the strategic and inventive imaginative and prescient for the newly refurbished museum, establishing it as a nationally-recognised vacation spot whereas additionally extending its attain into the local people.

Pickering mentioned she was “thrilled and honoured” to be appointed director of the NPG.

“The gallery is dynamic and modern, and as a younger nationwide cultural establishment it’s nicely positioned to answer and mirror upon our tradition and historical past,” she mentioned.


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Ian Meikle, editor