Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato is the first purposely built Italian organisation entirely devoted to research, collect, preserve, and promote the whole range of contemporary creativity: visual arts, cinema, music, video, performing arts, architecture, design, literature and fashion.
Centro Pecci’s mission is to engage the larger public with all manifestations of contemporary artistic expressions as a way to interpret the complexities of our current world. Since its opening in 1988, the centre has hosted more than 250 major events, including ground-breaking exhibitions, events, performances and installations.
The permanent collection holds more than 1,000 items, representing trends in contemporary art form from the 1960s to present; including works by; Andy Warhol, Alexandr Mir, Vito Acconci, Sol Lewitt Anish Kapoor, Mario Merz, Jannis Kounellis, VALIE EXPORT, Bruno Munari, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jan Fabre, Marinella Senatore, Chiara Fumai and many others. Arte Povera and Italian Transavanguardia, Architettura Radicale photography and video art are the points of excellence.
The Board of Directors are now seeking an exceptional candidate to join the organisation in the role of Director, to work with Trustees to develop and deliver an ambitious strategy that builds on past success. The Board are ambitious for Centro Pecci and are seeking to develop a vision that is focussed on growth, audience development, an increased focus on digital and that takes further advantage of commercial opportunities. The postholder will demonstrate an excellent knowledge of contemporary art, will have a track record in museum operations and management and will possess excellent commercial acumen. A fluency in Italian is essential.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Centro Pecci on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference PARAMA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Friday 5 November.