GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Shelly Glover,
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced
the reappointment of Marc Mayer as Director of the National Gallery of
Canada for a term of five years, effective January 19, 2014.
"I am delighted to have a person of Marc Mayer's calibre continuing to
lead the National Gallery of Canada," said Minister Glover. "His
expertise and knowledge of the national and international art scene
will continue to be highly valuable to the Board and to the Gallery."
Mr. Mayer was first appointed Director of the National Gallery of Canada
on January 19, 2009. He is a recognized leader in the world of museums
and galleries and has held numerous influential positions in the field
of visual arts both nationally and internationally. He has also served
on the boards and committees of a number of organizations. Mr. Mayer
holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Art History from McGill
The National Gallery of Canada is one of the world's most respected art institutions, renowned for its
exceptional collections, respected for its scholarship, and applauded
for its unique ability to engage audiences of all ages and all levels
of artistic knowledge.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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