Max Hollein will expand his responsibilities at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. As the house has now announced, the 53-year-old director, who previously worked as museum director in Frankfurt am Main and San Francisco, among other places, will also take on the post of managing director in July 2023. This means that the Austrian will in future bear full responsibility for one of the largest museums in the world.
Hollein follows Met President and CEO Daniel H. Weiss, who recently announced that he intends to retire in June 2023. Hollein’s great work in the past led her to take this step, Candace K. Beinecke, the museum’s board of directors, told the New York Times. With this decision, the house is returning to a uniform management structure that existed until 2017.