Beatrix Ruf Steps Down from Stedelijk Over Accusations of Conflict of Interest

October 19th, 2017

Beatrix Ruf, via Art NewsBeatrix Ruf, former head of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum is stepping down over accusations of a conflict of interest regarding the director’s work as an independent art advisor, as well as the terms of recent donations of art to the institution. “I value the interests of this outstanding institution, and place the interests of the Stedelijk first, above my own, individual concerns. In light of that, I feel that this is an appropriate moment for me to step down. I wish the museum every success in the future because that is what the Stedelijk, its exceptionally dedicated staff, visitors, and supporters, wholeheartedly deserve,” Ruf said in a statement.

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