Worcester, 27 October 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).
Matthias Waschek will be director of the Worcester Art Museum from 16 November 2011, succeeding James A. Welu.
After his studies in French symbolism at University of Bonn, his numerous publications concerning the second half of 19th century art, had directed him to Louvre where he designed and led symposium into museum collections and exhibitions. Before going into Warcester Museum of Art, Waschek was famous in American cultural circles and was appointed director of Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in Saint Louis. In addition, Waschek meticulously taught History of Art in New York, at École du Louvre in Paris, as well as at Normal School in Pisa.
Worcester Art Museum, created by Stephen Salisbury in 1898, possesses a collection of over 35,000 pieces: European and American ancient, as well as contemporary pieces (paintings, engravings, drawings and photographs). He also represented Asian art along with Greek and Roman antiquities.