BMAG Appoints Two CEOs

September 15 2020

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Trust  (BMAG) has announced that it has appointed two CEOs to share the responsibility over the city's galleries and museums. Sara Wajid (left) arrives from Head of Engagement at the Museum of London, whilst Zak Mensah (right) arrives from his role as Head of Transformation: Culture & Creative Industries at Bristol Museum.

As Niels de Vos, Chair of the BMAG Trust, explains:

This appointment is a transformational moment for Birmingham Museums Trust and allows us to plan confidently for the future after what has been a very turbulent few months. Sara and Zak’s experience, proven past results and their openness to experiment and push boundaries is what made them standout candidates.

The sector needs to diversify from the top if there is to be a real shift in how museums operate and how their collections are presented. Sara and Zak are trailblazers and they reflect the character of this city, young, futuristic and diverse. Their dynamic partnership will mark a very exciting new chapter for Birmingham Museums Trust and for the city.

AHN wishes both CEOs the best of luck to navigate these uncertain times for Museums and Galleries around the globe. As BMAG contains one of the nation's most enviable collections of Old Masters and Pre Raphaelites, we look forward to any developments in these areas.

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