Thomas Campbell is the Metropolitan Museum New Director and CEO

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that Thomas P. Campbell has been elected its next Director and CEO, succeeding Philippe de Montebello.

Thomas Campbell is an accomplished curator with a specialty in European tapestry who has worked at the Museum since 1995.

Mr. Campbell, who organized the groundbreaking and widely acclaimed exhibitions Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence (2002) and Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor (2007), is currently Curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts as well as Supervising Curator of the Museum's Antonio Ratti Textile Center.

He was elected at today's meeting of the Board of Trustees and will assume the directorship of the Metropolitan Museum on January 1, 2009.

Thomas P. Campbell, 46, was born and raised in Cambridge, England. He received his B.A. in English language and literature from the University of Oxford in 1984, followed by a Diploma from Christie's Fine and Decorative Arts course, London, in 1985.

Mr. Campbell lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife and their two children.
[from artsjournal]
Above frame/drawing
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