Museum directors

Jean-Luc Martinez stays in post as Louvre director—for now

Museum chief is named "interim" director while President Macron decides if he should continue as head of the Paris institution

A brush withinterview

Walter Benjamin, Voltaire and Mozart: art historian Arturo Galansino on his cultural influences

The director of Florence's Palazzo Strozzi tells us about his favourite books, artists and why he likes RAI TV

Uffizi director Eike Schmidt has contracted coronavirus

Museum chief is asymptomatic and says he will continue working in quarantine

Six women, one foreigner: Italy appoints 13 new museum and heritage directors

Culture minister Dario Franceschini reverses trend for appointing foreign leaders for its leading institutions

Joseph Thompson to step down after 32 years as director of Mass MoCA

Having led the contemporary art institution since its founding, he will serve as a special counsel to the board of trustees

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit director dismissed amid accusations of a toxic work atmosphere

Museum says inquiry showed that Elysia Borowy-Reeder fell short on diversity and on promoting a healthy environment

What has the art world been reading during the coronavirus lockdown? Part two

Curators, directors and art historians tell us about the books they have been reading and revisiting


Museums too: what should institutions do when artists are accused of abuse?

As the #MeToo movement grows, US museums find themselves embroiled in ethical dilemmas


Sydney’s flagship museum is entirely focused on building a costly extension. Why?

Unless the Art Gallery of New South Wales begins to focus more on exhibitions, there is every reason to believe that Sydney Modern will be a gigantic and costly flop


Interview: Why Mike Leigh turned to art

The British director on his acclaimed big-screen portrait of Turner—and the artist’s “box of tricks”

Art Basel director Marc Spiegler confirms the fair will stay in Miami

In a meeting with the South Beach ACE, it was concluded that Miami Beach Convention Center's rebuild would not impede the progress of the annual fair

Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 makes the art its sole priority

The public programme includes a sculpture park and videos screened on Frank Gehry’s New World Center

The future of Design Miami/Basel: Interview with Marianne Goebl

The new director on her Vitra past and her plans for the fair’s future

Deitch archive will remain on site in Soho

The archive is expected to be available to the public by spring 2011

Victoria Pomery: An expert eye on Frieze

The director of Turner Contemporary chooses her favourite works from the fair—and reveals a very British preoccupation with the weather


Italian to run Warsaw’s Centre for Contemporary Art

Poland appoints first foreign museum director

Art Basel Miami Beach undergoes yet another redesign

Fair director insists that there are still shortcomings to be addressed after discussions with dealers


Saving the ephemeral art gallery: The director of Tate Liverpool on preserving institutional history

'History is unpredictable, and we cannot know which obscure artist or minor exhibition may once be regarded as a groundbreaking historical event'


Manuel Borja-Villel: "Reina Sofía can be a 21st-century leader”

Director Borja-Villel is instituting radical changes to Madrid museum


Interview with Sam Keller: “Art Basel is not a shopping mall”

Fair director Sam Keller believes his greatest achievement has been to combine culture with commerce

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New Art Basel director announced today

Although Sam Keller's replacement is soon to be revealed, possible contenders for the role remain the subject of speculation

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Art Basel director replaced by triumvirate

The three candidates sharing the responsibility are revealed to be Marc Spiegler, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz and Annette Schönholzer


MoMA completes merger with PS1

“It is like another department at the museum,” says MoMA director Glenn Lowry

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"It was the world's most important fair before I came, it is now, and it will continue to be after I've left": Interview with Art Basel director Sam Keller

After his intention to step down from Basel goes public, Sam Keller discusses the fair's evolution, his legacy, and pastures new at the Beyeler Foundation