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How to Fix the Met: Connect Art to Life

Mar 01, 2017 - The New York Times

The departure ofThomas P. Campbell as director and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art comes as no surprise.

But from the time he took over from Philippe de Montebello in 2009, there were doubts — not about his art expertise; his credentials are sterling — but about his managerial chops. Scholarship won’t get you far in leading an institution as complex, high maintenance and structurally antiquated as the one he inherited.

Trouble was already brewing when ...