Metropolitan Museum of Art chooses next president

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art named Daniel H. Weiss as its next president and chief operating officer. Weiss succeeds Emily Kernan Rafferty, scheduled to retire March 31 after 10 years in the post and nearly 40 at the institution.

Weiss, president of Haverford College, was chosen after an extensive national search overseen by a special committee of the board. He will assume his new post at the Metropolitan this summer, following the end of the current semester at Haverford, according to the New York City museum.

“We are delighted to welcome Dan Weiss as the Met’s new president,” museum director and CEO Thomas P. Campbell said in a statement. “Dan’s experience is a rare combination of academic accomplishment in art history and vast management experience in a variety of complex institutions. He will be an ideal partner to help us achieve our ambitious goals for the Met over the next decade and I look forward to introducing him to our dedicated staff, volunteers, donors, and visitors.”

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