Fondazione Musei Civici in Venice has announced that Gabriella Belli will be the new Director replacing Giandomenico Romanelli. whose mandate will expire on 31 August 2011. She will take up from next autumn and will be in charge of the program and management of the thirteen institutions affiliated to the foundation, comprising Palazzo Ducale, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Sale monumentali della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Torre dell’orologio, Ca’Rezzonico, le Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo, Casa di Carlo Goldoni, Galleria internazionale d’Arte Moderna e Museo d’Arte Orientale, Museo del Vetro, Museo del Merletto and Museo di Storia Naturale. Belli, a graduated and specialized in modern and contemporary art history, has served from 1989 to 2011 as Director of the MART (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto), where in addition to the institutional duties has organized some sixty exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, architecture and design. Member of the National Commission for the Promotion of Italian Culture Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she is also a member of the Ministerial Technical-Scientific Committee for the Architectural Quality and Urban and Contemporary art of the High Council of Cultural Heritage, and since 2002 is also chairman of the National Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums. Furthermore, she has recently received the prestigious honor of Knight of Arts and letters by the French President of the Musée d'Orsay Guy Cogeval, on behalf of the Minister for French culture Frederic Mitterrand. Gabriella Belli in his new position will be responsible for identifying and proposing programs and plans of activities of the Foundation, taking care of their performance in cultural, scientific and artistic fields.