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Brera's new director lays out vision for gallery

The new British-Canadian director of Milan's Brera Art Gallery has pledged to complete a 50-year-old plan to create a new gallery for contemporary art across the street.

James Bradburne said his plans to revitalise the Brera include a commitment to move the museum's contemporary art collection to the Palazzo Citterio by the end of 2018.

Mr Bradburne pledged not "to be the last in a long list" of directors to fall short of the task.

He said restoration work is under way and that he has several years to raise between one million euro (£770,000) and three million euro (£2.3 million) to install the 120-180 works.

Mr Bradburne, 60, is among 20 new directors of Italy's top museums, including seven foreigners, hired last year by the culture ministry following an international bidding process.


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