With intense speculation about Hernan Diaz Alonso assuming the deanship at SCI-Arc, academic hiring season is in full swing. But don’t worry, there are so many more deanships up for grabs—Columbia, Cooper Union, University of Kentucky, MIT, among others. The architectural academy is about to go through a major personnel shuffle.
In the overlapping world of museums, some of the major openings are about to be filled. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has quietly hired the young globe trotting curator Beatrice Galilee as an associate curator of architecture and design. Galilee will work within the department of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Met’s soon to be satellite space in the Marcel Breuer–designed Whitney Museum Building on Madison Avenue.
Speculation abounds about who will replace Barry Bergdoll as the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design. Some names that have been floated are Mirko Zardini, currently of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and former Domus editor Joseph Grima. Another name on some lips is outgoing Columbia Dean Mark Wigley. Whoever takes the job won’t be without someone watching over their shoulders. Bergdoll is staying on—Pope Benedict-like—as a curator emeritus.