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Today, Kirsty Grant announced that she will resign her position as director and CEO of Heide Museum of Modern Art. She will continue in the role until December 2016.

After two years at Heide, Grant is leaving to concentrate on freelance art and curatorial projects.

“Heide is an important part of Melbourne’s cultural landscape with a unique history and a national and growing international reputation for artistic excellence and scholarship,” Grant said in her statement. “It has been a privilege to work here over the past two years and I would like to acknowledge my colleagues at Heide for their extraordinary passion and commitment. I am also very grateful to the Heide Board for its leadership and support.”

Steven Skala AO, the chair of Heide’s Board of Directors, thanked Grant for her achievements and service saying, “Kirsty is highly regarded by Heide’s Board, staff and volunteers as well as externally, and while we are sorry to see her leave at this time, we wish her every success as she pursues new curatorial and creative opportunities.”

The recruitment process for new director and CEO of Heide Museum of Modern Art will begin soon.

Art Guide Australia