Patrons: meet the new Secretary and Chief Executive, Axel Rüger
Join the Royal Academy’s new Secretary and Chief Executive, Axel Rüger, as he reveals his plans for guiding our historic institution as we embark on the next 250 years.
Patrons are invited to a drinks reception to meet the new Secretary and Chief Executive, Axel Rüger as we welcome him to the RA. Axel will talk about his previous experience of London’s cultural landscape and his plans for the future of the Royal Academy.
Rϋger is currently the Director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and spent his early career in museums in the US, before becoming curator of Dutch Paintings at the National Gallery, London in 1999. He has been Director of the Van Gogh Museum since 2006 and, during his tenure, has made it one of the most successful museums internationally.
● Fully booked
Monday 15 July 2019
6.30 — 8pm
The Academician's Room, Royal Academy of Arts
Free for Patrons, booking required.
It is a great honour for me to have been asked to become the new Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy. I am excited about the opportunity to join at this critical moment and to work to tell great stories through ambitious and varied exhibitions, innovative programmes and debate and, more generally, to make the RA, its activities and collections ever more accessible to audiences from around the globe.