The Arab Image Foundation (AIF) announced the appointment of Rana Nasser Eddin as director of the organisation on 3 February 2023. She will take up her position on 1 March.
Rana Nasser Eddin was the director of the Sfeir-Semler Gallery from 2010 to 2018. She was then the administrative director of the Beirut Art Center from 2019. By joining the AIF, she replaces Heba Hage-Felder who helped the association to recover from the explosion of the Lebanese capital’s port in 2020. The new director will be in charge of the AIF’s collection, founded in 1997, and its 600,000 images dating from the mid-19th century to the present day.
After eleven years in the historic Gemayze district of North Beirut, the AIF recently relocated to a new space in Kantari, to the west, near the Clemenceau and Hamra districts, known for their restaurants, cafés, workspaces and art galleries.