Museologist and manager Anne Eschapasse will be the new president and CEO of the McCord Stewart Museum starting April 17.
Ms. Eschapasse has more than 20 years of experience in renowned museum institutions, here and abroad, having notably served as Deputy Director General at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) and the National Gallery of Canada .
His predecessor, Suzanne Sauvage, retired last year after 12 years at the helm of the museum.
Among other things, Anne Eschapasse is committed to continuing the dialogue with Indigenous communities and to continuing to share the history of Montreal. She will also be responsible for reactivating the project for a new museum.
Born in Paris to a Canadian mother and a French father, she studied private law, specializing in intellectual and artistic property, before going to work in New York, where she eventually obtained a teaching diploma. superior in museology. After an internship at the Smithsonian in Washington, she did a master’s degree in the history of decorative arts at the Bard Graduate Center in New York and then worked at Christie’s as an expert in European decorative arts. “A phenomenal learning ground,” she told La Presse in 2021.