The Israel Museum announced today that Eran Neuman will be its new Anne and Jerome Fisher Director. He will replace James S. Snyder, who will then assume the newly created role of International President, working to foster relationships with institutions and collectors worldwide. Neuman starts in mid-February.
As director of the David Azrieli School of Architecture at Tel Aviv University, his current position, Neuman has created professional training and scholarship programs, developed new academic centers, and led fundraising initiatives. He also founded the Azrieli Architectural Archive at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and co-founded the international research collaborative Open Source Architecture.
Snyder said in a statement that Neuman “is both an innovator and a scholar, bringing essential talents to the museum and, in turn, to the people of Israel and to our international visitors for whom the museum reflects cultural values that resonate both locally and globally.”
The chair of the museum’s board of directors, Isaac Molho, said, “Eran has the right mix of leadership experience, academic rigor, intellectual curiosity, and civic values needed to guide the Israel Museum into the future.”