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Christoph Grunenberg to be Director of Kunsthalle Bremen

14 July 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Janine Catalano
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It has been announced that Dr Christoph Grunenberg (MA 1988, PhD 1994) will be leaving Tate Liverpool to take up the position of Director of the Kunsthalle Bremen in Germany.

After a decade as Director of Tate Liverpool (and a total of twelve years at Tate), he will be leaving for his native Germany to take up the new post on 1 December 2011.

The Kunsthalle Bremen is one of Germany’s oldest museums, its foundation dating back to 1823. It is also one of the country most beautiful museums, its original 19th-century building currently undergoing a major extension and modernisation, significantly increasing exhibition and display spaces as well as learning, restoration and library facilities. The new building is scheduled to open on 20 August 2011. The Kunsthalle’s impressive collection ranges from the Renaissance to the present, from Masolino to Maurizio Cattelan. It is particular strong in French art of the 19th century with extensive holdings of Delacroix, the School of Barbizon, Impressionism the Nabis and Picasso in the 20th century. Art around 1900 is a further focus with an impressive collection of German Expressionism and a substantial group of works by Max Beckmann. The museum further holds one of Europe’s largest collections of prints and drawings with over 200,000 objects ranging from extensive holdings of Albrecht Dürer to 350 works by Picasso. Media Art is also strongly represented in the collection, including major pieces and installations by John Cage, Otto Piene, Nam June Paik and Olafur Eliasson.

The Courtauld extends its congratulations to Christoph on this wonderful appointment.

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