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