Anne Lyden named as new Director General of National Galleries of Scotland

October 26 2023

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Anne Lyden has been named as the new Director General of the National Galleries of Scotland. She will replace Sir John Leighton who has held the position for 17 years and will be the first ever female to be appointed in that role.

Here's a little of her professional background:

Lyden joined the National Galleries of Scotland first as International Photography Curator and then as Chief Curator, Photography.

In 2022, she became Interim Co-Director of Collection and Research, overseeing the public programme across three sites and building on research initiatives to widen accessibility and representation within the collection.

Previously, she held various curatorial positions at the J.Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where she worked for 18 years from 1995, most recently in the role of Associate Curator. 

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