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  • Feb 27, 2024

M+ Names New Senior Curator and Head of Curatorial Affairs

Portrait of Russell Storer. Courtesy National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. 

On February 27, M+, the museum of visual culture in Hong Kong, announced that Russell Storer will be the new senior curator and head of curatorial affairs. Storer was formerly the head curator of international art at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra. He fills the position left vacant by art historian Pi Li, who departed M+ to become head of art at Tai Kwun Contemporary in late 2022.

Storer has worked as a museum professional for more than two decades. Before landing in his previous position at the NGA in Canberra in April 2022, Storer had worked at the National Gallery Singapore for eight years, beginning as senior curator in 2014, then as deputy director of curatorial and collections in 2016, and finally as director of curatorial, research, and exhibitions in 2021. Before NGS, Storer worked at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane from 2008 to 2014 and the Museum of Contemporary Art from 2001–08 in curatorial direction, collections development, and exhibition programs with a special focus on visual art in the Asia Pacific region. Storer obtained his Master of Arts in Art History and Theory from the Power Institute, University of Sydney.

Storer’s appointment will be effective from March 11, 2024, right as Hong Kong assumes its busiest art month. 

Alex Yiu is associate editor at ArtAsiaPacific. 

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