Former Canberra boy Dr Michael Brand has just been appointed director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, one of the world’s most important museums, the Canberra Times tells us.
Dr Brand was born in Canberra, studied at ANU and worked at the National Gallery. His career has also seen him working at the Queensland Art Gallery and as director at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Former NGA boss Betty Churcher said she thinks he’s up to the job and his parents said they think it’s a magnificent thing.
“Imagine”, his mother said, “from Queensland to Richmond and now to Los Angeles – you never know what will happen.”