Queens Museum Looks to Liverpool for New Director

After an unpleasant parting of ways with Laura Raicovich in January, the Queens Museum has named Sally Tallant, a British arts professional, as its new president and executive director, starting next spring.

“Her unique combination of local and global experience in the arts world made her the superlative choice for leading the Queens Museum, and for serving the borough’s distinctively international constituency,” said Mark J. Coleman, the museum’s board chairman, in a statement.

Since 2011, Ms. Tallant has served as artistic director and chief executive of Liverpool Biennial, the international contemporary art festival, where she worked closely with that city’s major arts organizations, including Tate Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool and Culture Liverpool. She previously served as head of programs at London’s Serpentine Galleries.

In a statement, Ms. Tallant said, “Amid the difficulties and stress points we see in the world today, institutions like the Queens Museum are key in terms of creating cultural spaces for people to engage with the urgent issues of our time.”

Ms. Raicovich resigned after clashing with the board over the handling of an event sponsored by the Israeli government.

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