Chichester gallery appoints new director

ONE of the jewels in Chichester’s artistic crown has a new boss at the helm.

Pallant House Gallery announced today (Tuesday, January 8) Gregory J Perry has been appointed as director of Pallant House Gallery.

The former director of operations and administration at the National Gallery will take up his new post on February 1.

David Macmillan, chairman of the trustees of Pallant House Gallery, said: “All at Pallant House Gallery are delighted Greg has decided to take up the post of director. He has extensive and broad-ranging experience on both sides of the Atlantic and will be a marvellous benefit to the gallery and its fantastic team.”

Before working at the National Gallery, Gregory, who hails from Chicago, played a leading role in the development and direction of other international cultural institutions; he was executive director of the Allentown Art Museum in Pennsylvania, and director of the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey.

He said his new role was a ‘privilege’, adding: “The gallery enjoys an excellent reputation for its intelligent exhibitions, its strong collections and its inclusiveness to a variety of audiences. I look forward to working with the staff and supporters to share the rich tradition of British Modernism and contemporary art with visitors from the south-east, throughout the UK and internationally.”