[artinfo] Call for new Director: Madre Museum

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Fri Sep 21 12:32:41 CEST 2012

Call for new Director

Application deadline: October 6, 2012, 12pm

Madre Museum
Via L. Settembrini,79
80139 Naples, Italy


The Donnaregina Foundation for Contemporary Arts launches an 
international competition for the appointment of the General Director 
of MADRE Museum, Naples.

The competition is addressed to those candidates who have cultural, 
artistic and curatorial requirements as well as management skills. 
There will be taken into consideration the applications of those who 
demonstrate to have high level knowledge of international 
contemporary art and two years experience at least for activities 
carried out in the same or similar  position. A prerequisite to 
fulfill the assignment is the knowledge of the Italian and English 

The expiring date to submit the applications, written on plain paper 
and supported by the documentation required, ends on October the 6th 
2012, at 12pm.

The integral text of the public notice can be downloaded at

About Donnaregina Foundation
The Donnaregina Foundation for Contemporary Arts was officially 
constituted on 22nd November 2004 by the Campania Region with the aim 
of: "founding, promoting and administrating museums, art and cultural 
centers in the Campania Region, acquiring temporarily or permanently, 
by means of contracts and/or agreements with public or private 
authorities, artists and collectors, contemporary artworks to be 
exhibited permanently or temporarily in its museums or in themed 
exhibitions; to foster cultural activities through the organization 
of conferences, internships and seminars on art, literature, cinema, 
graphic design, product design, photography, architecture and all 
other forms of artistic expression, modern and contemporary."

About Madre Museum
The Museo d'Arte contemporanea DonnaREgina (M.A.D.RE) stands in the 
historical heart of Naples and owes its name to the building that 
houses it, the Palazzo Donnaregina, which stands next to the 
Monastery of S. Maria Donnaregina, founded by the Swabian dynasty 
(13th century). Renewed by the Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza and 
developed around an internal courtyard on three different floors, the 
museum opened to the public on June 10, 2005, inaugurating the 
site-specific installations on its first-floor. This was followed in 
December 2005 by the inauguration of the historical collection housed 
on the second floor and finally, in April 2006, by the opening of the 
third-floor designed for temporary exhibitions with the major 
anthological show dedicated to Jannis Kounellis.

The creation of the MADRE museum forms part of a project of cultural 
revival for the city of Naples which dates back to the 90s with 
events such as the installations in 
del Plebiscito, the stations on the Line 1 subway service (designed 
by eminent architects and used to present works by leading 
international artists)  and the 
delle Arti (the annual organization of exhibitions, events and art 
encounters in the  Campania Region) to name a few.

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