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Singaporean appointed director of the National Art Gallery

Published on Apr 5, 2013 11:48 AM
 
Dr Eugene Tan, programme director, Lifestyle Programme Office at the Economic Development Board. He spearheaded the $10-million makeover of Gillman Barracks. -- ST FILE PHOTO: SAM CHIN

Dr Eugene Tan of the Economic Development Board, who was responsible for developing Gillman Barracks into an art gallery hub, has been appointed director of the National Art Gallery, Singapore following a global search for the right candidate.

Dr Tan, 39, will also continue in his role at the board, where he is programme director of special projects, and oversee the Barracks till the end of the year. After that, he will be involved in the gallery hub in a strategic and advisory capacity.

A Singaporean, he holds a PhD in art history and archaeology from the University of Manchester. The National Art Gallery will be housed in the City Hall and former Supreme Court and is expected to open in 2015.

For more, read The Straits Times tomorrow.

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