MET CHOOSES TAPESTRIES CURATOR TO LEAD MUSEUM
"Ending months of speculation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art reached into its ranks on Tuesday and chose Thomas P. Campbell, a 46-year-old British-born tapestries curator, to succeed Philippe de Montebello as director and chief executive. The appointment, effective January 1, was approved in an afternoon vote of the museum’s board of trustees after a suspenseful eight-month search that began after Mr. Montebello, 72, announced plans to retire after 31 years in the post. "
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Ah, there is some hope for me still to be a head honcho at one of my all time favourite galleries/museums, the Metropolitan in NYC. It is fantastic to see that a tapestries curator has been appointed to lead the way at the Met. Though he is quite young, I wonder how long I would have to wait to take over (wink, wink, nudge nudge!) I do expect some fantastic tapestry exhibitions and hopefully some new, innovative and contemporary works!