Museum directors

New Mass MoCA director pledges to ‘honour the past and build from there’

Kristy Edmunds replaces Joseph C. Thompson after lengthy period of layoffs and new staff union over pandemic

Geneva museum director fights attempt to oust him

Around 100 scholars have signed a petition to the city’s mayor arguing that Marc-Olivier Wahler is not the right person to run the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire

Centre Pompidou in Paris names new president as Brussels branch backtracks over ‘sexist’ appointment

The Kanal-Centre Pompidou in Belgium has responded to outcry over decision to make Bernard Blistène a co-director alongside Kasia Redzisz

Laurence des Cars will be the first woman to lead the Louvre in its history

A seasoned director with an emphasis on the social role of museums, she replaces Jean-Luc Martinez as the Louvre's president-director on 1 September

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

Succession: critics take aim at Louvre chief Jean-Luc Martinez as he seeks reappointment

French president Emmanuel Macron will decide whether to renew or replace the museum's director in the coming weeks

MOCA in Los Angeles will redefine its director’s duties and hire a new executive to oversee operations

Klaus Biesenbach will serve as artistic director once a financial leader is in place

Museum revolution: 100 French directors call for 'essential' reopening

Petition urges culture minister to lift coronavirus restrictions on museums and galleries so they can "take care of visitors now"

Adversity forces reinvention: Matthew Teitelbaum on turbulent times at the MFA, Boston

After charges of racism levelled at his museum in 2019, Teitelbaum had to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. And then there was the Guston controversy

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

Museumscomment

A new kind of museum is emerging—here's what the future holds

International museum leaders are confronting manifold challenges in the wake of Covid-19 and innovating in six principal ways, writes András Szántó

Uffizi director Eike Schmidt has contracted coronavirus

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

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts appoints new director

Stéphane Aquin faces the challenge of restoring stability after Nathalie Bondil’s disputed removal

Visionary leaders, big business and the digital boom: 30 years that changed museums

On The Art Newspaper’s anniversary, Donatien Grau reflects on the radical expansion of museums' financial, political and cultural influence

Lacma has put its director’s spacious $6.57m home on the market

A more modest Los Angeles dwelling seems to be lined up for Michael Govan

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

Employees at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts argue that director’s ouster was justified

In a letter, more than 100 current and former staff members say Nathalie Bondil's tenure was marked by chaos, harassment and intimidation

'I am not too worried by crowd problems': Louvre director predicts visitor numbers will drop by 80%

Jean-Luc Martinez believes that capitalising on the museum's permanent collection will be key to recovery

Kaywin Feldman on how America's National Gallery of Art will 'attract the nation and reflect it, too'

The Washington museum's first female director is breaking down old silos and diversifying the staff, collection and exhibitions

Udo Kittelmann will leave Berlin Nationalgalerie next year

The museum director, who manages five Berlin museums in his current role, will not renew his contract which expires in October 2020

Young collectors collaborate for MoCA

The Director’s Council comprises 25 to 30 names from the fashion, entertainment and finance industries.

Nazi lootarchive

Tate’s director criticises government report on Nazi loot

Nicholas Serota says the document, which recommends the restitution of a Constable from the gallery’s collection, contains multiple inaccuracies

Moscowarchive

Tate Modern is our model, says director of Pushkin museum

Maria Loshak seeks industrial space for Modern and contemporary art satellite in Moscow

Room with a view tops off Tate Britain’s revamp

Penelope Curtis, the gallery’s director, aims to accentuate the strengths of the collection and the building

Lacmaarchive

LA director Michael Govan to rehang Pinault’s art

Venice exhibition will draw on works from Pinault's vast collection

Obituariesarchive

Obituary for Jacques Taddei

The French musician, museum director, public servant and man of many letters.

Collectors' gift of Hockney and Freud to the Tate honours its director

Mercedes and Ian Stoutzker have conferred an exceedingly generous donation on the gallery

Museumsarchive

An analysis of the mission statements of leading US art museums exposes collective search for purpose

The words chosen by directors reflect a desire to quash ambiguity and carve out their space in the contemporary art landscape

András Szántó

We have an obligation to share collections abroad says V&A director

The V&A’s new, German-born director Martin Roth on what he learned in Dresden—and Beijing

Museumsarchive

Italian to run Warsaw’s Centre for Contemporary Art

Poland appoints first foreign museum director

Chris Dercon as Tate Modern's new director

Outgoing director Vicente Todoli is off to seek new challenges

News from London: Quinn’s polymorphous perversity and Joffe’s secret shop

A night at the Turk’s head, a farewell to Tate Modern’s bon viveur, and the only party to support on election night

Deitch: first glimpse of plans for Los Angeles

The Museum of Contemporary Art could see Ofili's Tate survey enter its doors

Knives out for Pinault over resignation of Palazzo Grassi director

After director quits, billionaire accused of grandstanding his private collection

News bites: the art world celebrates, commemorates, curates, complains, and ... stinks

Dr Penelope Curtis is a renowned scholar but also has a track record—as an exhibited artist

Conveyor belt of directors continues as the world wonders, what is going on at the Ullens Center in Beijing?

Since it opened last November, four out of five senior curators and directors have left and one has apparently been redeployed

Museumsarchive

MoMA zeroing in on contemporary art with new associate director position

The former head of the Walker Art Centre takes up the newly created post next year

April 2007archive

MoMA defends director’s secret pay

Glenn Lowry received more than $5m through a separate trust which the New York museum's trustees argue was “legal and ethical”

Museumsarchive

MoMA’s secret fund for director

Trust payment “raises serious questions”

Provenancearchive

US museum directors debate antiquities provenance dilemma

Should museums acquire objects without provenance, which may have been looted? Yes, say several panelists

Featuresarchive

The Art Newspaper exclusive on the memoir MoMA declined to publish: The details

Here we publish an account of the memoirs of the late William S. Rubin, director of the paintings and sculpture department of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, for 15 years

Iranarchive

Sami Azar reinstated as director of Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art following protests by artists

“This is the only time in Iran that a cultural manager has been supported by artists like this”, he tells The Art Newspaper

Iranarchive

How Sami-Azar, head of Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art, has been the mediator that Iranian artists yearned for

With the view that creative outlet precedes change, Sami-Azar has begun to thaw segregationist policies that bar Iranian artists from international acclaim

Iranarchive

Ali-Reza Sami Azar, director of Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art, has stepped down

Whilst the motivation behind his departure is unexplained, his career, driven by his reformist values, has left its mark on Iranian culture

Lettersarchive

Letter: Director argues MoMA is misrepresented

From Glenn D. Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art, New York

A new international role for the Whitney under Adam Weinberg

The museum's new director has assembled his curatorial team and is preparing to steer it on a radical new course

Smithsonian reshuffle elevates status of art museums to that of scientific and historical study

The five art museums run by the federal body are now overseen by just one senior manager, Hirshhorn director Ned Rifkin

Tate director, Nicholas Serota: Recent art is patrimony too

Serota discusses export laws and what is truly significant to public collections

Philippe de Montebello on the sack of the Iraq Museum: “Is it sensible for all the eggs to be in one basket?”

The Art Newspaper speaks to the director of the Metropolitan about the historical significance of the Iraq Museum's plunder and how disasters of its kind can be dealt with

March 2003archive

The Dulwich Picture Gallery organises sponsored walk to meet £100,000 shortfall in annual budget

Museum director will don Clarks shoes and fill his pockets with Kendal Mint cakes for the 150-mile trek