Comings and Goings

This month:


Opera singer Plácido Domingo elected president of Europa Nostra

World renowned tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo is the new president of Europa Nostra, an association that lobbies for the protection for Europe’s collective heritage. Domingo was elected at the association’s annual congress in Istanbul. The executive president of Europa Nostra, Denis de Kergorlay, was pleased by the opera singer's election: “He knows what cultural heritage really means; he lives it, he sings it, he enjoys it.” In addition to being a nine-time Grammy award winner, Domingo is well known for putting on benefit concerts for charities. He takes over the presidency from the Infanta Pilar de Borbón.

Katharina Rich Perlow moves back to Madison Ave

In New York, Katharina Rich Perlow has moved from the Fuller Building back to 980 Madison Ave, where she first opened her modern art gallery 25 years ago. “My move is based on my desire to downsize and concentrate more on core collectors and the secondary market. I jumped at the opportunity—it felt like going home,” said Perlow.

The Earl Howe steps down as chairman of LAPADA to take coalition government post

Frederick Curzon, the Earl Howe, is stepping down as chairman of the London and Provincial Antique Dealers' Association (LAPADA), a position he has held since 1999, as he has been named Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health in the UK’s new coalition government. Lord Howe formerly served as spokesman for Health and Social Services in the House of Lords on the Opposition Front Bench. LAPADA hopes to announce a successor as Chairman later in the summer.

Gerard Lemos is new chair of Iniva

The Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) has announced Gerard Lemos as its new chair. Lemos has been on the Board of the British Council since 1999, most recently as acting chair. He is currently a partner at Lemos & Crane Social Research, as well as a visiting professor in international social policy at Chongqing Business and Technology University in China. Lemos was also previously chair of the Akram Dance Company, Civil Service Commissioner, and advisor to the Cabinet Office and Arts Council England’s cultural diversity committee. Lemos takes over for Stuart Hall, who has chaired Iniva since its founding in 1994.

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