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New Director for Singapore Art Museum

Tan Boon Hui will become the new director of the Singapore Art Museum, according to the Straits Times. Hui, forty-one, holds a BA and an MA in geography from the National University of Singapore.

On August 1, he takes over from established museum hand Kwok Kian Chow. On April 1, Kwok was appointed director of the National Art Gallery, Singapore, where he is leading the museological team.

Tan will oversee the development of the contemporary art tract, which will be presented at SAM, as well as at its new galleries at 8Q SAM. Currently the deputy director of programs at the National Museum of Singapore, Tan brings with him thirteen years of experience in the arts and heritage industry.