Philipp Demandt

The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, the Städel Museum and Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung have a new director. On 1 October 2016, Dr Philipp Demandt will begin his work at the head of the three cultural institutions of Frankfurt. The art historian was chosen within the framework of an intensive national and international search for a successor to Max Hollein. He was previously the director of the Alte Nationalgalerie, a museum of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz. At the press conference held today on the occasion of his assumption of office, Demandt (b. 1971) was introduced by Prof Dr Nikolaus Schweickart, chairman of the Städel Museum administration, and Dr Ina Hartwig, deputy mayor in charge of culture of the city of Frankfurt am Main.

Philipp Demandt, Foto: Gaby Gerster
To head the Städel, Schirn and Liebieghaus as director and develop their successful work further in all its diversity is a challenge I accept with great pleasure. I thank the magistrate of the city of Frankfurt and the administration of the Städel Museum for the confidence they are placing in me. The Städel Museum, the Schirn and the Liebieghaus are three prominent art institutions that delight the public with their progressive exhibitions and projects and demonstrate again and again how we can – and must – conceive of vibrant engagement with art in today’s times. The preservation of the three institutions’ strong and distinct profiles and the continued exploitation of the synergies between them are matters beyond debate. All three have broadly qualified teams whose outstanding work you are familiar with and will encounter once again in the coming weeks in our large autumn exhibitions. I am greatly looking forward to this cooperation.
Philipp Demandt

PHILIPP DEMANDT TAKES OFFICE AS NEW DIRECTOR IN FRANKFURT AM MAIN

29.09.2016 | The Städel Museum, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung have a new director. On 1 October 2016, Dr Philipp Demandt will begin his work at the head of the three cultural institutions of Frankfurt. The art historian was chosen within the framework of an intensive national and international search for a successor to Max Hollein. He was previously the director of the Alte Nationalgalerie, a museum of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz. At the press conference held today on the occasion of his assumption of office, Demandt (b. 1971) was introduced by Prof Dr Nikolaus Schweickart, chairman of the Städel Museum administration, and Dr Ina Hartwig, deputy mayor in charge of culture of the city of Frankfurt am Main.

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Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

29.09.2016 | The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt was officially opened on February 28, 1986. Since then, the Schirn has presented more than 220 exhibitions on roughly 2,000 m² of floor space – and welcomed over eight million visitors. The Schirn is not only one of the most prestigious and internationally recognized art institutions in Europe, but also a constant in the cultural life of the city of Frankfurt – a place of encounter where interested citizens, patrons and partners, young and established artists, dedicated friends and people from all over the world come together.

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Philipp Demandt, Foto: Gaby Gerster

Philipp Demandt, Foto: Gaby Gerster

Philipp Demandt, Foto: Gaby Gerster

Philipp Demandt, Foto: Gaby Gerster

Philipp Demandt, Foto: Gaby Gerster

Philipp Demandt, Foto: Gaby Gerster