The Israel Museum in Jerusalem has named Ido Bruno its Anne and Jerome Fisher Director. He will start in his new position there in November.
Bruno comes from Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, where he is currently a professor in the school’s industrial design department. He has been at the academy for 25 years. In that time, he has also curated exhibitions at the Israel Museum, including a show about Herod the Great. Bruno was also on the design team for the museum’s three-year “Renewal Project,” which created a new entrance and temporary exhibition spaces.
Bruno takes the place of Ayelet Shiloh Tamir, who replaced Eran Neuman after he stepped down earlier this year for reasons that remain unclear. Some reports suggested that Neuman resigned after realizing the work involved, while others said that his predecessor, James S. Snyder, intended to maintain a level of control at the institution that was not acceptable to him.
Isaac Molho, the chairman of the Israel Museum’s board, said in a statement, “Ido has demonstrated uncompromising professionalism throughout his career and brings a depth of experience in the field from managing dozens of museum exhibitions and significant design projects. . . . We look forward to enriching our institution with his commitment to scholarship and creative energy to reach new heights for the benefit of our visitors.”