Thomas P. Campbell the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts have stepped down amid immense pressure.
Thomas P. Campbell the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts have stepped down amid immense pressure. (Photo source: Artnet News)

On Tuesday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s director and the chief executive, Thomas P. Campbell (54) resigned after serving 8 years as the director. Altogether, he served the office for 15 long years. It is presumed that he resigned under pressure as he was incapable to guide the biggest museum. In 2015, former President of Haverford College with higher knowledge and experience were hired to adjust for Mr. Campbell’s managerial incompetency.

Many of his organized plans (buying and dismissal of stocks, construction of $600 million wing for contemporary and modern art for 150th anniversary) were withdrawn because of the eminent financial shortfall and personal decisions. But the trustee board also approved its expansion of digital staff and a temporary expansion of the Met Breuer. The Met office has also experience popular and critical successes of raising visitors than expected, few exhibitions were praised which were considered as groundbreaking.

In a letter to the trustee and staff, Mr. Campbell wrote that he took the decision to step down to pursue his next career and is proud of the Met’s accomplishment during his tenure. Mr. Campbell will hold the chair until the end of the fiscal year. Few of his important hired employees were also allowed to move. Mr. Campbell was also given authority to beef up the contemporary and modern art action.

Trustees and Assistant of the museum were concern about the financial operation of the museum as many were not satisfied with the financial and expansion plans. The chairman of the museum is looking forward to hire someone with leadership quality if not immediately, until then the museum will be under operation of the Met’s president and chief operating officer Daniel H. Weiss’s .

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