The Met Appoints Head of Provenance Research

This article was published by The Met.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the appointment of a Head of Provenance Research, a new position within the Director’s Office created to coordinate such research efforts across the Museum. Lucian Simmons, who most recently served as Vice Chairman and Worldwide Head of the Restitution Department and Senior Specialist for the Impressionist and Modern Art Department at Sotheby’s, will begin in the role in May 2024.

Simmons has worked on restitution and provenance matters since 1997, launching Sotheby’s worldwide team dedicated to these topics and creating a market standard for World War II provenance issues. He speaks widely on the art market and particularly the displacement of art during World War II, and gives regular seminars at universities and law schools across North America