Di­rec­tor leav­ing

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Auck­land Art Gallery’s long-time di­rec­tor Chris Saines is leav­ing his role to head Queens­land’s Gallery of Mod­ern Art.

The Aus­tralian-born di­rec­tor has led the gallery since 1996, see­ing it through its $121 mil­lion build­ing devel­op­ment last year.

In 2009, Mr Saines ne­go­ti­ated and se­cured the largest ever art gift to an Aus­tralasian pub­lic gallery.

It was val­ued at $115 mil­lion.

He leaves in March to take up his new role in Bris­bane in April.

Re­gional Fa­cil­i­ties Auck­land en­vis­ages the re­cruit­ment process for a new Auck­land Art Gallery di­rec­tor will be wide in its scope.

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