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Ashley James and Aysin Yoltar-Yildirim.

Brooklyn Museum Announces Curatorial Appointments

The Brooklyn Museum has announced two recent curatorial appointments. Aysin Yoltar-Yildirim joined the museum as associate curator of Islamic art on July 17. She will soon begin work on the reinstallation of the Middle East galleries. Ashley James took up the post of assistant curator of contemporary art on June 26 and will be the institution’s lead on the upcoming exhibition “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, 1963–83,” organized by Tate Modern London, where it will be on view until October 22.

The museum also established two newly funded curatorial positions: the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography and the Sills Family Consulting Curator, African Art. “We are extremely thankful to Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian, and to the Sills Family,” said museum director Anne Pasternak. “The growth of our curatorial staff would not be possible without their generosity.” The search for these two positions will begin in the coming months.

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