Barnes Foundation President Moves On

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013  |  Updated 5:22 PM EDT
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Barnes Foundation President Steps Down

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The president of a major art institution in Philadelphia is stepping down to enter the world of higher education.

The Barnes Foundation says its executive director, Derek Gillman, will leave Jan. 1 to become a visiting art professor at neighboring Drexel University.

Barnes trustees announced Tuesday that they have already begun a search to replace Gillman.
The foundation is home to a multibillion-dollar trove of paintings and artwork amassed by the late pharmaceutical magnate Albert Barnes.

Gillman oversaw the collection's move from a gallery in suburban Lower Merion to downtown Philadelphia after a years-long legal battle. Its new $150 million building opened in May 2012.

Gillman says he achieved everything he wanted during his seven years at the Barnes. He says the foundation is well-positioned for the future.

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