The present book comprises the texts of the lectures delivered in 2009 by Philippe de Montebello, first holder of this academic Chair, and other leading figures within the museum world on the current and future situation of museums.
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. After two centuries of extraordinary success, museums face new challenges in the 21st Century. The Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, for thirty-one years, Professor Philippe de Montebello, became the first holder of the Chair of the Prado Museum in 2009.
Texts by: Philippe de Montebello (Director Emeritus of the Metropolitan New York), Michel Laclotte (Director of the Musée du Louvre from 1987-1995), Maxwell L. Anderson (Director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art), Mark Jones (Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London), Keith Christiansen (Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan in New York) and Thomas P. Campbell (now Director of the Metropolitan New York).
14 x 22 cm; 300 pages