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Max Hollein Appointed New Director of the Metropolitan Museum

Published: April 11, 2018; 14:05 · (Vindobona)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York announced that Max Hollein will become its 10th director and thus becomes cultural ambassador for New York. Vienna-born Hollein, 48 years old, is an art historian who has been serving as Director and CEO of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco since 2016. Before that, he oversaw Schirn Kunsthalle, Städel Museum and the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung in Frankfurt. The Met is the largest art museum in the United States. With more than 7 million visitors in 2016, it is the second most visited art museum in the world.

In addition to overseeing the Met’s collection of nearly two million objects, Hollein will organize 40 exhibitions a year and manage a staff of 2200 / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Gaby Gerster (Städel Museum) [CC BY-SA 3.0]

After financial problems, former director Thomas Campbell had to resign last year.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the "Met’s 19-member search committee spent a year looking for a new director."

His future tasks include "producing around 40 exhibits a year, helping manage a staff of 2,200, and overseeing the museum’s collection of nearly two million objects…

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