Museum directors

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

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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


Tate poaches director of Van Abbemuseum

John Debbaut joins Nicholas Serota at Tate

In defence of Tate: Gainsborough acquisitions

Tate Director Nicholas Serota comments on recent criticism

Gainsborough's House director Hugh Belsey on competing with Tate: Goliath wins

Should Gainsborough’s House have given way to the Tate over a painting in the current Tate exhibition?


San Francisco MoMA has new director

Mr Benezra comes to the city's Museum of Modern Art from The Art Institute of Chicago


New director for the Warburg Institute

Charles Hope is to succeed Nicholas Mann

Coins and medals expert appointed to Victoria & Albert Museum

Mark Jones comes from directing the National Museum of Scotland

V&A looking for new director

Alan Borg's contract extended until next year

Iwona Blazwick on her time with Tate and the future of Whitechapel

The number two position at Tate Modern might satisfy most curators but Blazwick has given it up to direct the Whitechapel Art Gallery

The rebirth of Florence's Villa Stibbert

Director Cristina Aschengreen-Piacenti has pioneered the project, refusing to allow the residence of a great Anglo-Florentine collector to fade from memory

A whole new neighbourhood of art: Tate Modern invigorates the South Bank

Giles Waterfield, former director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery, looks at this witty and non-judgemental enterprise, one of many visual art developments already around the future Tate Gallery of Modern Art

New chief Klaus-Dieter Lehmann wants more autonomy for Berlin’s State Museums

The incoming chair of the Preussischer Kulturbesitz thinks change is needed, but collector Heinz Berggruen defends outgoing museum director’s record


Tate Modern's first director is Lars Nittve

The Swede comes straight from heading Denmark's Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

London, Alan Borg—a safe choice for the Victoria and Albert Museum

Medievalist director of the Imperial War Museum, an able fund-raiser, chosen by the Trustees

John Rothenstein, the Tate Gallery’s longest serving director, dies

Douglas Cooper v. the Knight Commander of the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle: round one

Nick Serota on his second Tate rehang and his vision for what will be “one of the great museums of late twentieth-century art”

Defending his acquisitions and looking to the future, Serita talks on exhibitions and an international outlook