The Board of Trustees of the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art announces that it has appointed Giovanni Minoli as new President of the Board. The Castello di Rivoli is one of Europe's leading institutions for collecting and exhibiting contemporary art and was founded in 1984 on the premises of a Baroque castle near Turin, Piedmont.
Born in Turin in 1945, since 2002 Minoli has been the Director of RAI Educational, the Italian public television dedicated to Education and the sharing of scientific and cultural knowledge through the broadcasting of programs, both produced by RAI Educational and acquired. RAI Educational has two channels of its own - RAI Edu 1 and RAI Storia - that broadcast 24 hours daily.
The President of the museum announces as his first step in this new engagement with the museum, that the search for the new Director is currently underway.
To succeed Ida Gianelli, whose term ended in late 2008, and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, who will leave the Museum at the end of 2009 to direct documenta 13, Kassel, the new Director will be appointed by the Board on the basis of written proposals and interviews with a shortlist of candidates, selected from a list of nominees. For this process, the Board and the President have formed a nominating committee, to which they have invited the former directors of the Museum, Rudi Fuchs and Ida Gianelli; the current interim acting director, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev; the directors of three leading institutions for contemporary art in Turin - Francesco Bonami, Director of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; Danilo Eccher, Director of the GAM Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea; and Beatrice Merz, Director of the Fondazione Merz; as well as five directors of leading international museum institutions – Neal Benezra, Director of SFMoMA The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Manuel Borja-Villel, Director of the MNCARS Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Charles Esche, Director of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Udo Kittelmann, Director of the Nationalgalerie in Berlin, including the Hamburger Bahnhof and the Neue Nationalgalerie; and Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of Tate, including Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives and Tate Modern.
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