Tate Modern has appointed Frances Morris as its first British and first female director - she is set to take over later this year.
Morris will be replacing Begium-born Chris Dercon, who was appointed as the intuitions third director in 2010.
Ms. Morris joined Tate as a curator in 1987, says she's "thrilled and excited" to be appointed at such an exciting time for the museum which reopens with a new £260m building this summer adding, "Tate Modern is a truly unique institution and i have been privileged to have been part of the team from the very beginning."
Morris has recently curated three major retrospectives of women artists including Louise Bourgeois in 2007, Yayoi Kusama in 2012 and Agnes Martin in 2015.
Frances Morris has gained international respect for her expertise, vision and her desire to show more female artists.