Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Director Biographies

Shunkichi Baba
Foundation for the Arts, Nagoya
Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Dr. Shunkichi Baba has served as Director for the Foundation for the Arts, Nagoya, and the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts (N/BMFA) since 2006. He is also Chief Director of Nagoya Drama Pen Club. Previously he served as Chair of the the Rotary Club, Nagoya South, the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art Administration Meeting and Aichi Prefecture Art and Culture Delectation Committee, among his many cultural affiliations.
In 1988, Dr. Baba became a Professor emeritus at the Nagoya City University. From 1991-1992, he was Chair of the Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society of Japan, Inc., and from 1991-1995, he was Director of Nagoya City University Hospital, where he served as Professor of Otolaryngology from 1976-1998. Dr. Baba attended the Nagoya City University, School of Medicine.
Malcolm Rogers
Ann and Graham Gund Director
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Malcolm Rogers assumed the role of Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), in September 1994. During his tenure, he has expanded the Museum’s encyclopedic collection, presented numerous innovative exhibitions, renovated and expanded the Museum’s historic Beaux-Arts building, enhanced arts education programs, enlarged the MFA’s campus and welcomed many new audiences. Global initiatives include the expansion of the MFA’s traveling exhibition program, and a partnership with the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, which opened in 1999 as a sister museum.
Rogers’ initiatives are motivated by the MFA’s mission: to serve a variety of people through direct encounters with works of art. His vision includes creating opportunities to share the MFA’s encyclopedic collection on the world stage through the organization of acclaimed exhibitions, including Monet in the 20th Century (1998), Americans in Paris, 1869–1900 (2006), Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice (2009) and Degas and the Nude (2011).