20 Major Museum Directorships Open as Americanization Sweeps Italy

Jan 18, 2015 991

by Mostafa Heddaya

As part of sweeping culture ministry reforms, 20 major Italian museums, including world-renowned institutions like the Uffizi in Florence and the Borghese in Rome, have announced a search for new directors.

A January 8 listing in The Economist describes the search as an "international call for applications," and follows structural changes announced last year by culture minister Dario Franceschini aimed at reducing bureaucratic overhead and expanding museum directorships to include fundraising responsibilities. Last week's jobs posting followed a ministerial decree signed by Franceschini on December 23, the Italian wire service ANSA reported.

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