Following an international call last year (see our reports here and here), the new “supermanagers” of Italy’s top 20 museums were announced on August 18, 2015. The group is composed of 10 men and 10 women – including 7 foreigners from the EU (3 German, 2 Austrian, 1 UK, 1 France) and 4 Italians returning from working abroad. Their average age is 50, with the youngest (assigned to Paestum) only 34 years old. Culture minister Dario Franceschini declares that with this move, the country’s museums, which are currently decades behind, are turning over a new leaf. The new positions are part of a reform of the structure of the Mibact (Ministry of Arts) that is to give financial independence to these 20 museums.