Flemming Friborg, Director of Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek for 15 years, has chosen not to re-apply for the position when his term of office comes to an end on 1st February 2017.
Friborg has instead prioritised a long-cherished research project which will culminate in a major publication dealing with French art in the period ca. 1875-1915. The project will begin next year and will take at least three years. The field of research, ”Radical Impressionism? The invention of Modern Art” will also involve international research seminars.
Flemming Friborg says:
”The Glyptotek is a fantastic institution and it has been a wonderful place to work – first as a curator from 1992, and then as director from 2002 to 2017. Much has happened in these brief 25 years, not least the recent heightening of the profile and the dynamic progress of the museum, and I am very proud to have been part of this. The team currently running the Glyptotek is outstanding, and it is not least for that reason that I now feel I can devote myself to a research project of which I have dreamed for a long time. I very much look forward to the task, and until 1st February next year it is with deep satisfaction that I remain at the helm of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.”
Karsten Ohrt, Chairman of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek’s Board of Trustees, says:
”Flemming has, after mature consideration, chosen to return to full-time research, and that is naturally acknowledged by the board. We are grateful for the tremendous contribution he has made to strengthening the Glyptotek, so that today the museum occupies a sure position both in Denmark and internationally. Flemming leaves a museum in a state of rapid development and great potential. The Board of Trustees now sets its sights on finding the right director to pick up the torch.”
Check out some of the most recent exhibitions at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek held during Friborg’s time: