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Head of Spanish museum leaves after three months

Eva González-Sancho resigns from the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (Musac)

Eva González-Sancho has left Musac

Eva González-Sancho has resigned from the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (Musac) in Spain after only three months as director. She will be replaced by Manuel Olveira, the former director of the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo. Criticising the “interference” of the Fundación Siglo and the regional ministry of culture, González-Sancho says she left because she does not have independent control of the artistic programme and the running of the museum. González-Sancho, who was the director and curator of FRAC Bourgogne from 2003 to 2011, is the third director to leave the Spanish institution in four years. The founding director of the eight-year-old museum, Rafael Doctor Roncero, who left four years ago, says the development is “one of the saddest [moments] in my life”. Victor del Rio, one of three members of Musac’s advisory committee who have left in support of González-Sancho, says: “There is a common denominator in the resignation of three directors, and somebody in the board needs to reflect on this.” Another former director of Musac, Agustín Pérez Rubio, who is speaking at Art Basel Conversations tomorrow, also resigned because of political interference. L.R.

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