Max Marmor

President, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York, USA

Max Marmor is president of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York. An art librarian by profession, he began his career in the 1980s as curator of special collections at the UCLA Art Library, where he was responsible for managing the collections and services of the west coast branch of the Princeton Index of Christian Art, the premier photographic archive devoted to medieval art and iconography. Max also worked at the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana, the premier research collection devoted to Leonardo da Vinci and his milieu. He has also been professionally affiliated with Avery Library at Columbia University (1988-90), the NYU Institute of Fine Arts Library (1990-94), and the Yale Arts Library, New Haven of which he was the director for seven years (1994-2001). He left Yale to assume a position at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as part of the planning team for the ARTstor digital initiative, serving as director of Collection Development (2001-2007). He was appointed president of the Kress Foundation in July 2007. Max's scholarly interests lie in the field of Leonardo studies and in the bibliography and historiography of art.


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