Green at the Uffizi, Schmidt at Capodimonte, D'Orazio at the GNU. Here are the new museum directors

Named the 10 new directors of autonomous museums that had expiring directors. To the Uffizi goes Simone Verde, Eike Schmidt migrates to Capodimonte. TV popularizer Costantino D'Orazio to the National Gallery of Umbria, writer Alessandra Necci to the Estensi Galleries.

New directors of Italian museums whose directors had their terms expiring have been appointed. In fact, the Ministry of Culture has announced the outcome of the international public selection for the appointment of the directors of the following first- and second-tier Italian museums. Here are who are the directors of the first-tier museums, indicated by Minister Gennaro Sangiuliano as part of the trio proposed by the Selection Committee.

Let’s start with the first-tier museums.

To the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome goes Renata Cristina Mazzantini, current curator of the contemporary Quirinale project, consultant to the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic for artistic and architectural profiles. In the final trio were Micol Forti and Bartolomeo Pietromarchi.

The new director of the Uffizi Galleries is Simone Verde, current director of the Pilotta Monumental Complex in Parma. In the “final” he beat Paola D’Agostino and Edith Gabrielli.

To the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte goes Eike Schmidt, outgoing director of the Uffizi Galleries. The trio included Cecile Hedwig Mathilde Hollberg and Marco Pierini.

To the Pinacoteca di Brera goes Angelo Crespi, current president of the Maga Museum in Gallarate. The trio included Beatrice Bentivoglio-Ravasio and Simone Verde.

As for the second-tier museum directors, identified by the Director General of Museums, Massimo Osanna, here are who the new directors are.

To the National Museum of Abruzzo goes Federica Zalabra, current Regional Director Museums Abruzzo, delegated by the Director General Museums on the National Museum D’Abruzzo. Also in the trio were Cristina Collettini and Mirella Serlorenzi.

To the National Gallery of Umbria goes Costantino D’Orazio, official art historian at the Municipal Superintendency of Rome, curator of exhibitions of ancient (16th and 17th centuries) and contemporary art, and television popularizer. He beat Francesca Riccio and Mirella Serlorenzi in the finals.

The new director of the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria is Fabrizio Sudano, current Superintendent of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria and the Province of Vibo Valentia. In the trio, he beats Elena Rita Trunfio and Stella Falzone.

New director of the National Galleries of Ancient Art in Rome is Thomas Clement Salomon, art historian and jurist, museologist and exhibition organizer. He is responsible for projects for the Galleria Borghese and scientific director of the MoMo-Skyra Group. In the trio, he prevailed over Maria Cristina Terzaghi and Cinzia Ammannato.

The new director of the National Archaeological Museum in Taranto is Stella Falzone, archaeologist, staff scientist at the Vienna Academy of Sciences. She has directed numerous projects in enhancement, archaeological excavation and musealization. In the final trio she beat Guarnieri and Luigina Tomay.

Finally, to the Estensi Galleries goes Alessandra Necci, historian, author of numerous historical-biographical books on Isabella d’Este, Maria Theresa of Austria and Marie Antoinette of France, Nicolò Machiavelli, Napoleon, Catherine de’ Medici and Louis XiV. He lectures in the Department of Business and Management at Luiss “Guido Carli.” In the trio, he beat Giovanni Sassu and Paola D’Agostino.

Pictured, top row: Mazzantini, Verde, Schmidt, Crespi, Zalabra. Bottom row: D’Orazio, Sudano, Salomon, Falzone, Necci.

Green at the Uffizi, Schmidt at Capodimonte, D'Orazio at the GNU. Here are the new museum directors
Green at the Uffizi, Schmidt at Capodimonte, D'Orazio at the GNU. Here are the new museum directors

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