The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) announced Thursday the appointment of Stéphane Aquin as Director General. He succeeds Nathalie Bondil, dismissed last July.
“I can’t wait to collaborate again with the fantastic teams of the Museum which have continued to contribute to its reputation for excellence for many years. I also look forward with enthusiasm to my work with the major public and private partners, donors and volunteers whose contribution to the life of the Museum is essential ”, Stéphane Aquin reacted in a press release.
From 1990 to 1992, he collaborated on the opening of the Jean-Noël-Desmarais Pavilion at the MMFA. Then in 1998, he worked there as curator of contemporary art, until February 2015.
“His impressive track record combined with his knowledge of the MMFA have made him a key candidate when it comes to filling the position of Executive Director. We are happy that Stéphane has chosen to return to Montreal to take over the management of the Museum and thus propel it to another stage in its history, ”said Pierre Bourgie, recently chairman of the Board of Directors.
Stéphane Aquin will take up his new functions in November. He is currently chief curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, considered the national museum of modern and contemporary art in the United States.