Thomas Campbell, who was appointed director and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum in 2008, resigned today, according to the New York Times. Over the course of Campbell’s tenure, the museum endured serious debt, major layoffs, criticized renovation plans, and a misguided new logo. Campbell, who previously worked as a tapestries curator, will stay on with the museum until the end of the fiscal year in June, while Daniel Weiss, the Met’s president and COO, will act as its interim chief executive. Now, the search begins for someone savvy (and snooty) enough to head up the museum.
Thomas Campbell. Photo: D Dipasupil/FilmMagic