Artistic merit

Artistic merit: Stephen Deuchar, left, the new director of the Tate Gallery of British Art, with Jeremy Lewison, new director of collections for the Tate, at the gallery in Millbank, London, yesterday. The British Art gallery is the name which will be given to the existing Tate when the contemporary art collection is moved to the new Tate Gallery of Modern Art at Bankside in 2000.

Mr Deuchar, 40, is currently director of the Neptune Court Project at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, where he is leading its pounds 209m redevelopment Photograph: Rui Xavier

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