New president appointed at prestigious Brooklyn Museum

Image copyright Jamestown llc Image caption Tilliker Capital Partners acquired the historic gallery in 2005

The Brooklyn Museum has appointed a new president and chief operating officer.

Lee Rubenstein, who is a senior partner at private equity firm Jamestown Capital Partners, will start his new role on 1 February.

Mr Rubenstein was previously the president and chief executive of the California Science Center, a partnership between Los Angeles’ multiple fire and police departments.

The Brooklyn Museum, which is in Brooklyn, NY, is one of the world’s largest art museums, boasting a collection that includes Impressionist and post-Impressionist art.

The museum boasts a collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, maps, furniture, textiles, jewellery, and more.

At the museum’s centennial celebration in 2012, the museum announced a new 200-year cycle, at the time called “The Dreams of Brooklyn”.

The curated show, the largest ever themed art exhibition in the US, celebrates a century of the museum’s history.

In 2007, the museum opened an $80m renovation of its historic galleries.

The new president takes on the new role after the museum hired a new chief executive in 2017, Tom Phillips.

Mr Phillips joined the museum in 2016, having previously been head of the Art Institute of Chicago, an organization of which Mr Rubenstein is a managing director.

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