Morgan Library Names Colin B. Bailey as New Director

By Dianna Dilworth 

Colin B. Bailey, director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, has been appointed as the new director of the Morgan Library & Museum in New York.

“We are delighted that Colin Bailey has agreed to become the new director of the Morgan,” stated Lawrence R. Ricciardi, president of the museum’s board. “He is a scholar of the highest order with an impressive record of leadership at a number of outstanding museums. Moreover, he has extensive knowledge of New York cultural institutions and of the philanthropic world, and also brings to the Morgan valuable international experience.”

Bailey specializes in 18th-century French art, holding a Doctor of Philosophy in Art History from the University of Oxford. Prior to joining the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Bailey held positions at New York’s Frick Collection and the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.

The library’s collection includes drawings and prints, books and bindings, as well as dozens of literary, historical, and music manuscripts.