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The Museum of Fine Art, Houston's world-renowned photography department will have a new curator by the end of the year. Malcolm Daniel is the long-standing and highly-respected curator of photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and will move to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where he will replace Anne Tucker who is retiring. Daniel is an expert in nineteenth-century photography and has been at the Met for 23 years

Tucker, named America's best curator by Time Magazine in 2001, will not retire until June 2015, but she will cede her leadership duties to Daniel on 9 December. The two will work together for six months. Daniel, 56, commented: "One of the things that makes the job so appealing to me is that Anne has already built this amazing collection and community," he said.

Tucker, the museum's founding curator of photography, expanded the collection from 141 works in 1976 to about 29,000 works by 4,000 artists today. She's also staged more than forty exhibitions over the years, including landmark shows such as 1989's Czech Modernism: 1900–1945, 2003's The History of Japanese Photography and the currently touring  War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath.


Image: Anne Tucker and Malcolm Daniel / Cody Duty-MFA

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