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New directors announced for 20 of Italy’s top museums

18 August 2015

The Italian culture minister, Dario Franceschini, has just announced the new directors for 20 of the country’s leading museums. The appointments form part of a sweeping set of reforms intended to revitalise Italy’s troubled cultural sector. Each of the ‘Magnificent 20’ museums will be granted financial autonomy as part of the measures – and now we know who will lead them.

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Apollo editor Thomas Marks takes a look at the winners and losers

Galleria Borghese
Rome
Anna Coliva

Galleria degli Uffizi
Florence
Eike Schmidt

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
Rome
Cristiana Collu

Gallerie dell’Accademia
Venice
Paola Marini

Museo di Capodimonte
Naples
Sylvain Bellenger

Pinacoteca di Brera
Milan
James Bradburne

Reggia di Caserta
Mauro Felicori

Galleria dell’Accademia
Florence
Cecilie Hollberg

Galleria Estense
Modena
Martina Bagnoli

Gallerie Nazionali d’Arte Antica
Rome
Flaminia Gennari Santori

Galleria Nazionale delle Marche
Urbino
Peter Aufreiter

Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria
Perugia
Marco Pierini

Museo Nazionale del Bargello
Florence
Paola D’Agostino

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Paolo Giulierini

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria
Carmelo Malacrino

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Taranto
Eva Degl’Innocenti

Parco Archeologico di Paestum
Gabriel Zuchtriegel

Palazzo Ducale
Mantua
Peter Assmann

Palazzo Reale
Genoa
Serena Bertolucci

Polo Reale
Turin
Enrica Pagella

Find out more about Italy’s museum reforms

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