Nathalie Bondil appointed Director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Montreal

3/10/07 — Appointment — Montreal, Musée des Beaux-Arts — A French woman, Nathalie Bondil, will succeed Guy Cogeval who resigned last November, at the head of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. She has already been serving as interim director since the beginning of the year.

Born in 1967, a graduate of the Ecole du Louvre in 1991 and 1993 (muséologie), Nathalie Bondil passed the competitive state exams for conservator and graduated from the Ecole du Patrimoine in 1996. She held a first position for two years at the Musée des Monuments Français, with Guy Cogeval who then hired her in 1999 in Montreal.
Her field of interest seems to be very extensive. A specialist of the nineteenth century, at the beginning of her career she showed a strong interest in sculpture of that period. Notably, she was the commissioner for the following exhibitions : Hitchcock and art, fatal coincidences ; Picasso érotique ; Catherine the Great, art for an Empire (see article) or more recently, Maurice Denis, an earthly paradise (see article).

Let us hope that the museum continues to pursue under her direction the brilliant policies of her predecessor, who organized and welcomed prestigious exhibitions and made first-rate acquisitions.

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Didier Rykner, mercredi 3 octobre 2007

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