- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 22, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - The director of The Frick Collection in New York City has announced she’ll retire in the fall of 2011.

Sixty-eight-year-old Anne Poulet (Poo-LAY’) has led the museum and library since 2003. During her tenure, the 1914 mansion’s galleries and public spaces were refurbished. She also created the museum’s first decorative arts curator post and expanded the conservation department.

By next fall, the Frick’s Fifth Avenue portico will be enclosed, creating the museum’s first new gallery in 30 years.

The museum features such masters as Vermeer, Rembrandt, Turner and Goya. It also has Limoges (lih-MOHZH’) enamels and 18th-century French furniture. It was established by steel magnate Henry Clay Frick.

Poulet says she wants to focus on research and writing and spend more time with her family.

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Online: http://www.frick.org/

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