Mr. Michael Tims, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Canada
, warmly welcomed the reappointment of Marc Mayer as the Director of the National Gallery of Canada for a second term of five years. Mr. Mayers reappointment was announced yesterday by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
I am honoured by this opportunity to continue to serve the Canadian people in this capacity and I thank Minister Glover, the Government of Canada and the Gallerys Board of Trustees most warmly for their confidence in me, said Marc Mayer.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Tims commented that Marc Mayer is an excellent leader for Canadas National Gallery. He is a catalyst in moving the Gallery forward on a number of fronts, including: increasing private donations and corporate sponsorship; assisting with key exhibitions and art loans; and enhancing the Gallerys outreach and its partnerships with other galleries and museums. My Board colleagues and I very much look forward to continuing our work with Marc.
Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Marc Mayer earned a degree in art history at McGill University. His distinguished career as a curator and museum director has lead him to a number of prestigious institutions including the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, in Toronto, the Brooklyn Museum, in New York, and the Musée dart contemporain de Montréal. Expert in contemporary Canadian and international art, he took the helm of the National Gallery of Canada in 2009. Marc Mayers leadership style and intellect have earned him broad recognition wherever he has served.