New Director at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

By Jessica Kraft

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (AAMSF) has appointed antiquities scholar Jay Jie Xu as the museum's new director. His predecessor, Emily J Sano, who spearheaded the museum's move from Golden Gate Park to a renovated Beaux Arts building in the downtown Civic Center neighborhood five years ago, retired in January. Xu will take the helm in June, after serving two years as the Pritzker Chairman of the Department of Asian and Ancient Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he has…

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