Middlesbrough art gallery, Middlesbrough Institute Of Modern Art, has appointed a new director.
Laura Sillars has taken on the position after spending seven years as the artistic director (co-director) of Sheffield’s Site Gallery.
This appointment comes after the departure of Alistair Hudson, who moved to Manchester’s Whitworth Gallery at the start of the year.
When speaking to the Gazzette, she said “the opportunity is outstanding as MIMA has a track record of expertly curated exhibitions, it has pioneered the civic role of arts organisations and is supported by a unique partnership with Teesside University.”
She will begin the role this summer.
Growing up in the North East, Laura has previously worked at the Tate Gallery in Liverpool and on various exhibitions in the USA, Asia & Europe.
“Taking on the role of director in one of the UK’s leading institutions for modern and contemporary art is a huge honour.”
In February, MIMA launched its permanent display of the Middlesbrough Collection, housing art that has not been seen by the public in decades.
In 2014, the museum became a part of Teesside University, and it celebrated its 10th anniversary last year.