By Anne Leader
Ermanno Rivetti reports in the Art Newspaper on plans to hire new directors for 20 of Italy’s major art museums. The Italian ministry of culture released a short list of 200 candidates this week, ten finalists per museum, some of whom are up for multiple positions. Italy’s minister of culture and the new head of museums plan to extend offers by the end of July. Of note is the number of non-Italians making the final cut as well as Italians who have worked in American and British museums. In a separate article, Rivetti offers analysis of the plan to overhaul Italy’s national museum system pointing to potential benefits and pitfalls for the new hires.
Museums that will see new directors in the coming months include:
The Riace Warriors at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria
Greek Temples at Paestum
Detail of Alexander Mosaic at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo at the Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Bernini’s Pluto and Prosperina at the Galleria Borghese, Rome
Michelangelo’s David at the Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence
Raphael, La Fornarina, 1518-19, oil on panel, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini, Rome
Titian, Pope Paul III and His Grandsons, 1545–46. Oil on canvas, Museo di Capodimonte, Naples. Cardinal Alessandro Farnese stands behind Pope Paul III. Ottavio Farnese at right prepares to kiss Paul’s feet.
Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, La fiumana, 1901. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan
Umberto Boccioni, Portrait of Maestro Busoni, 1916, oil on canvas. Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna e contemporanea, Rome