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  • Jul 23, 2021

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Portrait of SUZANNE COTTER. Copyright

On July 22, the board of Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) appointed curator and scholar Suzanne Cotter as MCA’s new director, effective January 2022. Cotter will replace Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, who is returning to the United Kingdom after her 22-year tenure. Currently the director of Luxembourg’s Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Cotter has more than three decades of experience in the art field. She has previously held leadership roles at Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto and Modern Art Oxford, as well as curatorial positions at Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York, and Hayward Gallery and Whitechapel Art Gallery in London. Additionally, she is the secretary general of the board of International Committee for Modern and Contemporary Art Museums (CIMAM). On Cotter’s appointment, the chairman of MCA’s board of directors Lorraine Tarabay stated, “She brings to the MCA an outstanding network of connections and international best practice in contemporary art museum management, programs, thought leadership and curatorial excellence. She is incredibly well placed to advocate for Australian art and artists on the global stage.”