Italy launches global search for new directors to revive museums and archaeological treasures

Jun 03, 2016 468

Italy has launched a global hunt for new directors to run high-profile museums and archaeological sites, in the latest bid to revive the country's moribund cultural heritage sector.

Last year, Italian managers of world-class museums and art galleries, including the Uffizi in Florence, were replaced by foreigners. They were given the task of grappling with Italy's familiar problems of labour disputes, inconvenient opening hours and cash shortages, all of which bedevil institutions that are packed with treasures.

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