New Director: Rebecca Matthews – Announcements

New Director: Rebecca Matthews

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

Aros Gone 2

8000 Arhus

Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
Saturday-Sunday 10 am-5pm

T +45 87 30 66 00

[email protected]

ARoS is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Matthews as Director of the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum.

Rebecca Matthews spearheaded Denmark’s European Capital of Culture 2017 in Aarhus, recognized and celebrated for its exciting interdisciplinary program which dramatically increased audiences, tourism, investment and city profile, from region and country.

Matthews brings important leadership to the role. She has held numerous positions in arts and culture, UK, US, Australia and across Europe – for the British Council as Director of Global Partnerships, at the Sydney Opera House and head of the Australian Arts Council’s international programs, including the Venice Biennale in 2003 and 2005.

She was Principal of the award-winning Goodenough College in London and most recently Principal of Glasmus and Ebeltoft in Denmark. In 2017, she was awarded the Ridderkorset (Danish Knight’s Cross), Order of the Dannebrog for service to Danish arts and culture.

ARoS Board of Directors: “After a meticulous recruitment process with highly qualified candidates, the ARoS Board of Directors was delighted to appoint Rebecca Matthews as the new Director. She has the vision, drive and experience to advance the museum’s current positive development and lead ARoS into its next phase. Rebecca has extensive and extensive experience in the arts and extensive leadership and management experience in the field of culture. The board looks forward to working with her.

Rebecca Matthews, Director, ARoS: “To accept this unique opportunity to lead one of Denmark’s most remarkable cultural flagships is an honor. ARoS is a museum in the heart of its city, a central part of a vibrant cultural life in Denmark and, with its exuberant “Your Rainbow Panorama” created by Olafur Eliasson, an international magnet and a “must see” destination. I am extremely excited to lead ARoS into the next chapter in its history and look forward to establishing an agenda that champions bold new ideas, enhances historical depth and broad artistic reach while strengthening the reputation of ‘ARoS globally as being artistically adventurous and culturally inclusive.

Rebecca Matthews took office effective January 1, 2022.

ARoS is currently displayed until March 2022 JMW Turner — Sun is God in collaboration with Tate. The museum is heading into an exciting future with its significant new expansion, comprising a thousand square meter underground gallery space and the extraordinary and major new work of James Turrell, The dome, opening scheduled for 2025.

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