The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts announced the appointment of Mr. Stéphane Aquin as Director. For the past five years, Mr. Aquin has held the position of Chief Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., which is considered the United States’ national museum of modern and contemporary art. A native of Montreal, Mr. Aquin holds a master’s degree in Art History from the Université de Montréal. During an initial stay at the MMFA, from 1990 to 1992, he collaborated on the opening of the Jean-Noël-Desmarais Pavillion. He rejoined the MMFA team in 1998 as Curator of Contemporary Art, a position he held until February 2015. During his second stay at the MMFA, Mr. Aquin organized more than 40 exhibitions of Canadian and international artists, and greatly contributed to the institution’s image of excellence. The recognition Stéphane Aquin has acquired over the years, thanks in particular to his extensive knowledge, not only of modern and contemporary art, but of art history as a whole and the challenges facing museums today, has made him an important figure in the international museum world. His appointment as Director of the MMFA is therefore the logical continuation of an already impressive career. It is also in keeping with the MMFA’s commitment to pursue its development based on inclusion, diversity and innovation.