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Marc Mayer reappointed as the Director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada

December 20, 2013

OTTAWA, Dec. 20, 2013 /CNW/ – Mr. Michael Tims, Chair of the Board of
Trustees of the National Gallery of Canada, warmly welcomed the
reappointment of Marc Mayer as the Director of the National Gallery of
Canada for a second term of five years. Mr. Mayer’s reappointment was
announced yesterday by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of
Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

“I am honoured by this opportunity to continue to serve the Canadian
people in this capacity and I thank Minister Glover, the Government of
Canada and the Gallery’s Board of Trustees most warmly for their
confidence in me,” said Marc Mayer.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Tims commented that “Marc Mayer
is an excellent leader for Canada’s National Gallery. He is a catalyst
in moving the Gallery forward on a number of fronts, including:
increasing private donations and corporate sponsorship; assisting with
key exhibitions and art loans; and enhancing the Gallery’s outreach and
its partnerships with other galleries and museums. My Board colleagues
and I very much look forward to continuing our work with Marc.”

The Minister’s media release on this reappointment was issued yesterday
at www.pch.gc.ca.

About Marc Mayer

Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Marc Mayer earned a degree in art history at
McGill University. His distinguished career as a curator and museum
director has lead him to a number of prestigious institutions including
the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, in Toronto, the Brooklyn
Museum, in New York, and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.
Expert in contemporary Canadian and international art, he took the helm
of the National Gallery of Canada in 2009. Marc Mayer’s leadership
style and intellect have earned him broad recognition wherever he has
served.

About the National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections
of historical and contemporary Canadian art. The Gallery also maintains
Canada’s premier collection of European Art from the 14th to the 21st
century, as well as important works of American, Asian and Indigenous
Art and renowned international collections of prints, drawings and
photographs. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played
a key role in Canadian culture for well over a century. Among its
principal missions is to increase access to excellent works of art for
all Canadians. To do so, it maintains an extensive touring art
exhibition programme. For more information: gallery.ca

SOURCE National Gallery of Canada


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