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Former Met Director Thomas Campbell Receives Getty Rothschild Fellowship

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COURTESY OF THE GETTY AND THE ROTHSCHILD FOUNDATION

The Getty and the Rothschild Foundation awarded the second Getty Rothschild Fellowship to former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas P. Campbell. The fellowship will allow Campbell, who resigned as the director of the Met earlier this year, to spend eight months conducting research at the Getty in Los Angeles and Windsor Manor in Buckinghamshire, England.

The fellowship supports research into the history, collection, and conservation of art. For his part, Campbell—who prior to his rocky directorship at the Met was a curator at the museum with a specialty in tapestries—said, in a statement, that he will be researching “where the cultural sector is heading as it responds to various geopolitical, economic, and digital challenges.” Also on his mind: “the related question of how we can use art and culture as a gateway to promote understanding in an ever-more connected but ever-more divided world.”

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