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Susan Strickler, who has guided the Currier Museum as director and CEO since 1996, has announced her retirement as of June 2016. Upon her retirement, Strickler's tenure as director will be the longest in the Currier's 86-year history. Her visionary guidance converted the once-small museum to one of regional and national renown.

"Susan has had a remarkable two-decade tenure at the helm of the Currier - which was a time of wonderful artistic growth and institutional expansion, raising the profile of the Currier as one of the nation's finest mid-sized museums," said M. Christine Dwyer, Currier Museum of Art Board president.

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Last September, Arnold Lehman announced that he was retiring from his post as director of the Brooklyn Museum, a job he has held since 1997. Today, however, it became clear that his retirement won’t last very long, with Phillips announcing that he has joined the auction house as a senior advisor to its chairman and CEO, Edward Dolman.

Dolman joined Phillips last July after having spent 27 years at Christie’s and three years as the executive director of the Qatar Museums Authority.

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Thomas Kren, the associate director for collections at the J. Paul Getty Museum, will retire after more than 35 years, the museum announced Thursday.

When Kren leaves the Getty in October, Richard Rand, senior curator of paintings and sculpture at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., will replace him. Rand began his career at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1989.

Kren arrived at the Getty in 1980 as the associate curator of paintings. In 1984 he became the first senior curator of manuscripts, a position he held until 2010, when he took on his current role.

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Susan Lubowsky Talbott, who has been director and chief executive officer of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art since 2008, announced her retirement Friday, Talbott told "The Courant."

Talbott will stay in the position until the fall, "in order to ensure a smooth transition," she told the board of trustees. In the fall, the final stage of the Hartford museum's $33 million renovation and reinstallation will be unveiled.

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Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold L. Lehman announced yesterday at the fall meeting of the Board of Trustees that he will retire in mid-2015.

Lehman, who turned 70 in July, joined the Brooklyn Museum as its director in September 1997.

Under his leadership, the Brooklyn Museum- one of the oldest and largest museums in the country- has undergone nearly two decades of sustained growth, more than doubling its audience and its endowment, refocusing attention on the visitor, expanding and significantly enhancing its landmark building, re-envisioning and re-installing much of its permanent collection, developing a dynamic exhibition program for its Brooklyn site as well as for its national traveling exhibitions, pioneering new technology and, overall, renewing the commitment of a world-renowned institution to its metropolitan area community of artists, families and young people.

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Columbus College of Art & Design’s board of trustees confirmed Thomas White, an award-winning industrial designer and branding expert who has positioned organizations for growth in a variety of business sectors, including higher education, as CCAD’s new president during the board’s annual meeting on June 24.

White, 58, is a passionate advocate for the power of art and design to fuel economic growth and innovation. He succeeds Dennison W. Griffith in leading one of the nation’s oldest and largest private colleges of art and design. Griffith, who announced in August that he would retire when his contract expired June 30, was president for 16 years and most recently oversaw the opening of the CCAD MindMarket as a hub for businesses to engage with the college.

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Nicholas Penny is to retire as National Gallery director to spend more time with “family, friends and books”.

Dr Penny, who turns 65 in December will step down next year once a successor has been appointed.

His retirement leaves two of the top jobs in British arts up for grabs, after the National Portrait Gallery director, Sandy Nairne, recently announced his impending departure.

It will also bring to an end the most successful period in the National Gallery's history.

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