Ms Suhanya RAFFEL

  • Museum Director, M+ of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
  • Ex-officio Member of M+ Board

 

Ms Suhanya Raffel leads M+ and oversees all museum activities, including acquisitions, programming, collections care, development, research, institutional collaborations, and museum operations. She joined M+ as Executive Director in 2016 and was appointed Museum Director in 2019. Since joining M+, Ms Raffel has led the museum’s mission, broadening the institution’s international reach and championing its deep connection with its local community.

 

Ms Raffel was formerly Deputy Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney from 2013 to 2016. She also held several positions, including Deputy Director of Curatorial at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane from 2002 to 2012, where she was instrumental in building the contemporary Asia Pacific collection and led its Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art.

 

Ms Raffel is the ex-officio Member of the M+ Board, the President of CIMAM, the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (2023–2025), and has served on the CIMAM Board since 2016. She is also a trustee of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust and the Lunuganga Trust in Sri Lanka, and a member of Bizot group. She was awarded the title of Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 2020 and the 2022 Sydney University Alumni Achievement Awardee for Cultural Contribution.

Ms Suhanya RAFFEL