MALAGA.- The Picasso Museum in Malaga presented yesterday its exhibition and activity program for 2009. When it was time for the director to talk he surprisingly announced his resignation. I leave here eleven years of my life, four and a half as head of the museum. This is the correct moment for a change in my professional life, he said.
Bernardo Laniado-Romero said he made the decision on December 31 and that it was not made overnight. This was a long process that took several months which was made evident when I was preparing the written memories of the past five years.
The Museo Picasso Málaga is run by the Fundación Museo Picasso de Málaga and the Fundación Paul, Christine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso.
Two foundations were created, each with its own Board of Trustees, and together they promote and support the Museum in accordance with the mission outlined by the founding donors. The Fundación Paul, Christine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso is the owner of the Collection, whereas the Fundación Museo Picasso de Málaga owns the group of buildings that house it. As was initially agreed by the donors, the two Foundations are responsible for the conservation, exhibition, study and diffusion of the Collection.