Călin Dan appointed director of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest

National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest

Art historian and artist Călin Dan was appointed director of Romania’s National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), replacing the museum’s founding director, Mihai Oroveanu, who died of a heart attack in August 2013.

Călin Dan studied art history and theory in Bucharest, and has been active since 1976 as a journalist, art critic, art historian, cultural manager and as an artist in the artist duo subREAL. Recent positions include chief editor of Arta magazine; artistic director of the Soros Centre for Contemporary Arts, Bucharest; artistic director for media platforms at Lost Boys Interactive, Amsterdam, and consultant at the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. A leading figure in the promotion of Romanian visual arts through the 1990s, he also co-authored the educational strategy of the new media department in the Art University of Bucharest, developing an extensive activity in art education and research. 

16 February 2015.