Museum directors

‘A shock to the community worldwide’: directors of Tate, Guggenheim and MoMA condemn ousting of Polish museum head

Critics say the sudden dismissal of Jarosław Suchan is the latest attempt by Poland's right-wing government at exercising greater control over cultural institutions

Anny Shaw. With additional reporting by Gareth Harris

Baltimore Museum of Art director Christopher Bedford will leave to lead SFMoMA

Bedford, like his SFMoMA predecessor Neal Benezra, very publicly ran afoul of industry conventions around deaccessioning and selling works from museum collections

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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LA director Michael Govan to rehang Pinault’s art

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