NGC Executive Director Sasha Suda resigns

NGC Executive Director Sasha Suda resigns

The mandate of Sasha Suda, appointed in 2019, thus ends two years earlier than expected, since it was initially to last five years.

It’s a shock, but after going through the shock and disappointment, it was expectedargues the president of the board of directors of the museum, Françoise Lyon. We hired someone very young, who had incredible potential to grow, and who we knew was a rising star in the art industry.

Ms. Lyon maintains that the opportunity almost impossible to refuse to work in this Philadelphia museum, which is one of those that Sasha Suda most admire in the worldexplains the reason for his departure.

A review after three years

Over the past three years, Ms. Suda has worked, among other things, on the planning of the institution’s very first strategic plan. She also collaborated in creating the new brand image of the museum, Ankose (everything is connected), launched last June, with the aim of renewing the Museum’s relationship with Algonquin elders.

Mrs Lyon commends her work at the level of the diversity and inclusion.

What she did here will endure. We will continue the work that she has put in place during the years that we have had [avec elle]. »

A quote from Françoise Lyon, Chair of the NGC Board of Directors

The latter adds that, despite the pandemic and the absence of tourists, Sacha Suda has made it possible to reach the best figures for 20 yearsin terms of visitors.

We were still allowed to open the museum during certain periods of the pandemic, which created a different traffic: many more local people, because obviously the tourists did not comesays Ms. Lyon. I think the people of Ottawa have rediscovered their museum, in a way. She knew how to make it more accessible, more interactive.

Upon taking office at NGCSasha Suda had also committed to being bilingual before the end of her mandate, an objective that she did not however accomplish.

has improved a lot, but not to the extent that we would have liked. He had two years left. Would she have surrendered? I can tell she put the effort in it”,”text”:”Her [français]has improved a lot, but not to the extent that we would have liked. He had two years left. Would she have surrendered? I can tell that she put the effort”}}”>His [français] has improved a lot, but not to the extent that we would have liked. He had two years left. Would she have surrendered? I can tell she put in the effortasserts the president of the board of directors.

Françoise Lyon emphasizes that this criterion will remain a top priority [NDLR: pour la sélection du prochain directeur ou de la prochaine directrice].

An interim CEO will be appointed soon. The administration then hopes to find the next director or director within nine months.

In Philadelphia, Sasha Suda will replace Timothy Rub. The latter, in place for 13 years, resigned last January, following allegations of sexual harassment against a manager of the museum.

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