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Wellcome's Director of Culture SIMON CHAPLIN is leaving to become CEO of environmental charity Arcadia.
He joined Wellcome ten years ago as Head of Wellcome Library. His successes include leading a digitisation programme that has made more than 40 million pages from the collections freely accessible to users around the world, and the creation of the Reading Room.
"As Director of Culture and Society, Simon has brought Wellcome Collection together as a world-leading museum and library," the organisation says.
Chaplin departs at the end of August.