On June 1st, Francine Giese will take up the post of director of the Vitrocentre and Vitromusée Romont, due to the retirement of current director, Stefan Trümpler. With a background in Art History, Classical Archaeology and Ancient Near East Philogy, she is currently a Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Zurich, specialising in the medieval architecture of the Iberian Peninsula, and the exchanges between the Islamic world and the West in the Middle Ages and the nineteenth century. An interest in architectural decorative arts led to her involvement in the glass-making arts and with the Vitrocentre Romont. Widely published and involved with the development of several exhibitions, Prof. Giese is very interested in the conservation and enhancement of artistic heritage broadly.
Stefan Trümpler steps down from his position, before retiring fully at the end of this year, following more than thirty years of successful involvement with the Vitrocentre and Vitromusée, for which he is warmly thanked.