Moderna Museet Director, Lars Nittve, to Retire in October

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STOCKHOLM.- On 31 October, 2010, the contract for the Director of Moderna Museet, Lars Nittve, ends. Mr Nittve will resign from the post in accordance with the regulations for all senior civil service posts in Sweden. 2001-2010, when Mr Nittve was Director, has been an extraordinarily eventful – and successful – period in the museum’s 52 years. Besides some 150 large and small exhibitions covering the entire 20th century, including highlights such as Paul McCarthy, Max Ernst, Andy Warhol, Andreas Gursky, Dalí Dalí featuring Francesco Vezzoli, Karin Mamma Andersson and Robert Rauschenberg, to name but a few, Moderna Museet has, during these years: • doubled its attendance from an average of between 250,000 and 280,000 visitors to between 500,000 and 575,000 (2009).