Sunday, 10 February 2008
The Snoot Factor
Check out this hilarious article from New York Magazine ranking the snootiness of the various candidates for the directorship of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They didn't do a stitch of research and based their conclusions largely on the headshots and details the New York Times provided in a January rundown of the contenders, but it is pretty funny nonetheless. Their most snooty, Neil MacGregor of the British Museum, is, in fact, probably the least snooty of all. He famously turned down a knighthood and is known for being humble and down to earth. Most snooty would, from what the New Courtauld Mafia gathers from curatorial sources, go to Gary Tinterow. He does not have a great reputation among his peers and could have a tough time commanding loyalty.