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Published on October 11, 2023

The MMFA renews Stéphane Aquin's term as Director

Stéphane Aquin. Photo MMFA, Jean-François Brière

The Board of Trustees of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) officially announced on October 10th the renewal of Stéphane Aquin’s term at the helm of the Museum for another three-year period. In addition, the MMFA unveiled the first-ever strategic plan in its history, which will set the institution’s trajectory for the coming years.

“When Stéphane Aquin began his first term in 2020, in the midst of the global pandemic, he found himself at the head of a museum undergoing significant internal changes and operating within a cultural environment that was itself fast evolving. Nevertheless, he managed to solidify our institution’s foundation on several fronts, thus proving his mettle in guiding the Museum towards a thriving future.”, says André Dufour, Chair of the MMFA’s Board of Trustees.

During his first term, Aquin initiated several internal changes, such as forming a new management committee and implementing structural changes to improve operational efficiency. In collaboration with the MMFA’s Board of Trustees, he also oversaw the implementation of a new governance framework.

The vision that Aquin and his team have for the Museum’s exhibitions and collections has played out in a new focus that highlights the importance of art and its transformative powers. Under his leadership, the Museum has renewed a dialogue between past and present, while drawing the public’s attention to its rich permanent collection in its exhibitions.

Stéphane Aquin has also launched the Museum’s first strategic plan, formalizing the MMFA’s vision, values and objectives for the future.

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