New Director: Rebecca Matthews – Announcements


New director: Rebecca Matthews

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

Aros Allé 2

8000 arhus

Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.,
Saturday-Sunday 10 am-5pm

T +45 87 30 66 00

[email protected]

ARoS is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Matthews as Director of the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum.

Rebecca Matthews led Denmark’s European Capital of Culture in Aarhus in 2017 and was recognized and hailed for her exciting cross-arts program that significantly raised audience, tourism, investment and profile for the city, region and country.

Matthews brings a significant leadership role. She has held numerous positions in arts and culture in Great Britain, the USA, Australia and worked across Europe – for the British Council as Director Global Partnerships, at the Sydney Opera House and directed the international programs of the Australia Council for the Arts, including the Venice Biennale in 2003 and 2005.

She was the director of the award-winning Goodenough College in London and most recently director of the Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Denmark. In 2017 she was awarded the Ridderkorset (Danish Knight’s Cross), Order of the Dannebrog for services to Danish art and culture.

The ARoS Board of Directors: “After a careful recruiting process of highly qualified candidates, the ARoS Board of Directors was pleased to appoint Rebecca Matthews as its new director. She has the vision, the drive and the experience to drive the current positive development of the museum and to lead ARoS into the next phase. Rebecca has a deep and broad background in the arts and extensive leadership and management experience in the cultural field. The board is looking forward to working with her. “

Rebecca Matthews, Director, ARoS: “It is an honor to accept this unique opportunity to lead one of Denmark’s most remarkable cultural flagships. ARoS is a museum in the heart of the city, a central part of the vibrant cultural life in Denmark and with its exuberant “Your Rainbow Panorama” by Olafur Eliasson an international magnet and a must for every visitor. I am very excited to lead ARoS in the next chapter of its history, and look forward to setting an agenda that represents bold new ideas, expands historical depth and broad artistic scope, while also building ARoS ‘reputation as artistically adventurous and culturally inclusive strengthens. “

Rebecca Matthews took office on January 1, 2022.

ARoS is currently showing until March 2022 JMW Turner – Sun is God in collaboration with Tate. With its significant new building, consisting of a 1,000 square meter underground gallery space and the extraordinary and significant new work by James Turrell, the museum is heading into an exciting future. The dome, planned opening in 2025.

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