Fondazione Torino Musei is seeking to appoint the next Director of Palazzo Madama.
We would receive application only electronically to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for application: Friday 18 December 2015, 12:00 am C.E.T. (close of business).
Located in the heart of Turin, Palazzo Madama is one of the most representative monumental buildings in Piedmont and embodies all the history of the city. Built on the ancient access gate to the Roman castrum in the first century BC, it went through several transformations: first a fortress, it later became a castle and then the residence of two powerful duchesses of the House of Savoy: the “Madame Reali”, the royal ladies who give it its name. The great Baroque renovation is the work of one of the most sophisticated architects in 18th century Europe: Filippo Juvarra.
Palazzo Madama hosts the City Museum of Ancient Art, founded in 1861. Over 70,000 works from the Early Middle Ages to the Baroque age: paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, majolica and porcelains, gold and silver objects, pieces of furniture and fabrics. Masterpieces such as portrait Ritratto d’uomo by Antonello da Messina, the books Ore di Torino-Milano and the only manuscript in the world with miniatures by Jan Van Eyck. The second floor of the museum hosts one of the richest collections of decorative arts in Europe: it includes the Vaso Medici, some Meissen masterpieces and important collections of fabrics, golden glassworks and ivories.
The Director of Palazzo Madama will be responsible for delivering Palazzo Madama’s mission, to promote the enjoyment and understanding of art, and its vision, to champion art and its value to society.
Leading and collaborating with Palazzo Madama’s team, the Director will oversee an innovative and imaginative programme of Collection displays and inspiring exhibitions and commissions designed to attract broad and diverse audiences.
As part of this, the Director will form strong relationships with local, national and international organisations.