New Director at Collection de l'Art Brut
Sarah Lombardi confirmed as Director of Collection de l'Art Brut
The Municipality of Lausanne has appointed Sarah Lombardi, current interim Director of the Collection de l'Art Brut, as the new permanent Director. Her vast experience in the field of Art Brut along with her knowledge of the museum will enhance the new projects being initiated by the museum.
Born in 1972, Sarah Lombardi completed her Art History studies at the University of Lausanne, supplemented by experience and research in the curatorial field of Art Brut in Quebec. She knows the Collection de l'Art Brut well, having worked there since 2004 as a Research Associate and Curator, and finally Director ad interim from 1 January 2012. Throughout her years at the institution she coordinated various exhibitions, both at the museum and abroad, including 'Dubuffet and Art Brut' in 2005 in Lausanne and Düsseldorf, and 'Japan' in 2008 in Vienna. Sarah Lombardi led and participated in numerous publications in the field of Art Brut and has been temporary Director since last year.
Through her recognized expertise in the field, her personality and her dynamic and unifying passion for Art Brut, Sarah Lombardi may well reinvigorate the institution, developing various projects and strengthening international collaborations. She also intends to enhance the richness of the museum (with its 60,000 works) through the presentation of a large thematic exhibition that will be held every two years, featuring works solely from museum's collections, promoting the rediscovery of historical artists. This should help to reaffirm the unique status of 'parent collection' Collection de l'Art Brut in Lausanne, at a time when Art Brut is continuing to gain more worldwide recognition.