MET Appoints Two Chairs

November 11 2020

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

It seems that the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is the latest cultural institution to create two positions out of one.

The museum has just appointed Hamilton E. James, the executive vice chairman of the investment firm Blackstone, and Candace K. Beinecke, the senior partner at the law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed, to succeed board chairman Daniel Brodsky in January. 

The outgoing chair is quoted as saying:

These are exceptionally challenging times and the opportunity to have two leaders with strong yet different experiences is a win-win for the museum.

This all sounds rather good, but will only truly be tested once something goes wrong of course. I wonder exactly how accountability is divided up in such scenarios?

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