Director of Met becomes WU Manager of the Year

It’s great that a museum director has received the 2020 Manager of the Year award from my old university WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business): Max Hollein, director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Arts and other not-for-profit managers should be much more recognised by the business world, they are leading complex businesses. Nice to see also a fellow Austrian leading such an esteemed organisation.

The award was handed over virtually with an interesting conversation about the museum in lockdown and funding. He compared the different funding approaches in the US (private funding of the arts) and Europe (government funding of the arts) and suggested that a wide spread of funders is necessary to ensure the independence of an organisation. Here is the video (in German). 

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