Dr. Achim Borchardt-Hume has been named the new head of exhibitions at Tate Modern.

Borchardt-Hume will manage exhibitions, commissions, live events and film, as well as advance the museum's global range. Alongside gallery director Chris Dercon and head of program realization Helen Sainsbury, he will also be integral in developing Tate Modern's new  performance space, the underground oil tanks, which open in July.

Currently the chief curator at the Whitechapel Gallery, Borchardt-Hume was a curator of modern and contemporary art at the Tate Modern from 2005-2009.  While at Tate Modern he headed several exhibitions including "Rothko" (2008) and "Albers and Moholy-Nagy" (2006).  He has also held the position of exhibition organizer at the Serpentine Gallery and the director of the Barbican Art Gallery. This year he organized Gerhard Richter's first exhibition in Lebanon at the Beirut Art Center.

He begins work at the Tate Modern November 5.