Philippe de Montebello, who retired as the director of the Metropolitan Museum at the end of last year, after thirty-one years in the position, was known for his fluency in five languages, his effortless hauteur, and his conviction that the Met should not be embarrassed by its status as an élite institution.
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Philippe de Montebello, who retired as the director of the Metropolitan Museum at the end of last year, after thirty-one years in the position, was known for his fluency in five languages, his effortless hauteur, and his conviction that the Met should not be embarrassed by its status as an élite institution.
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