Beatrice Galilee appointed architecture
and design curator for The Met

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Beatrice Galilee

News: British curator Beatrice Galilee has been appointed to a newly created role as curator of architecture and design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Beatrice Galilee, who was chief curator of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale last summer, will take up one of two new positions at The Metropolitan Museum in the department of modern and contemporary art, as part of an expansion that will see the institute move into the Marcel Breuer-designed museum building on Madison Avenue currently occupied by The Whitney.

"Beatrice Galilee will join the staff of our department of modern and contemporary art as it expands to embrace a more global program and mandate," said museum director Thomas P. Campbell. "She brings to the position her strong international experience in the presentation and study of architecture and design-related work."

Department chairman Sheena Wagstaff added: "This is a new position at the Museum, and a timely appointment that will enhance a vital area of scholarship as we build the collection and plan our programming for the Breuer project. We are thrilled to welcome a curator with a reputation for her innovative approach as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the field."

Starting later this spring, Galilee's position is entitled Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design after the museum's chairman, while a second position dedicated to Latin American Art will be named after Brodsky's wife and art historian Estrellita B. Brodsky.