Museum directors

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