Paul-François Lang. Photo: NGC, Ottawa.

Paul-François Lang Appointed Director of Strasbourg City Museums

Paul-François Lang, the deputy director and chief curator of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, was named the new director of the Museums of Strasbourg, a network of eleven museums and historic monuments. He will succeed Joëlle Pijaudier-Cabot, who served as the chief heritage curator and director of the museums since 2007, and will take up the post in April 2018.

The appointment was unanimously approved by the members of the selection panel, composed of representatives of the Ministry of Culture and the City of Strasbourg. “As a native of the Upper Rhine region, possessing dual Swiss and French nationality, Paul-François Lang’s project for the Strasbourg Museums rests on fine-tuned, intimate knowledge of their collections and on rethinking what he describes as ‘the necessary renewal of museum audiences,’ particularly through digital technology,” the museums said in a statement.