The Tate's communications chief has quit to head PR at the Museum
of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
Damien Whitmore leaves next month after eight years heading PR. He was
promoted last year from the role of head of communications to become
director of marketing and communications.
He heads a 50-strong team, including marketing, PR, press office and
ticket sales staff at the Tate Modern and Tate Britain, both located in
He also liaises with the Tate's in-house teams at its two other
galleries, in St Ives, Cornwall, and Liverpool, but neither team reports
The organisation is now looking to replace Whitmore, who reports to Alex
Beard, director of business strategy.
The original Tate Gallery on Millbank was rebranded as Tate Britain in
Tate Modern opened last year to much acclaim on the site of the former
Bankside power station by the Thames.
Tate Modern director Lars Nittve resigned this week to return to his
The brand's expansion strategy saw gallery openings in Liverpool in 1988
and St Ives, in 1993.