Perry Departs Allentown Art Museum for London’s National Gallery

Gregory J. Perry, executive director of the Allentown Art Museum, will become director of operations and administration at London’s National Gallery, reports Allentown’s Morning Call via Artinfo. Perry has been at the Allentown museum since the beginning of 2008. During his tenure, he has overseen the acquisition of a number of important collections, including a nineteenth- and twentieth-century costume collection and holdings of ancient Asian and Indian art, as well as organized an extremely popular exhibition of French masterworks. He departs September 1, after which Robert Metzger, emeritus director and former chief executive of the Reading Public Museum, will step in as interim director and consultant.