Tuesday, October 6, 2015   

Arts hub museum chief steps down
(10-05 19:56)

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority said today Dr Lars Nittve will stand down as executive director of M+ at the end of his current contract in January 2016.
Arts hub chief executive Duncan Pescod said: “While we are very sorry to see Lars go, we have to respect his decision to leave after spending five years in Hong Kong. He has made an immense contribution to the authority and we have ensured he will continue to be available to provide advice and support in the role of external adviser.”
Dr Nittve joined the WKCDA in 2011.
“My decision to leave at this point has of course not been an easy one to take. It has been an extraordinary privilege to be part of this journey, and I am proud to say that we have reached a point when we can say with certainty that we have a truly world-class museum underway, with an excellent team in place, a collection of growing significance and an extraordinary museum building under construction. But I have to accept that after five years here, there are still another four years of very hard work remaining until the opening of M+. I believe I should either commit to all those years – or accept that this is the right time to hand over to someone else. After much consideration I have decided to do the latter,” he said.

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