Thomas Hoving Death?

Thomas Hoving, who helped transform the role of museum curator in his decade at the helm of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, died today. There's going to be a big deal about his death, he was a very important person. Thomas Hoving transformed role of curator while at the Met.
He was 78 and suffered from cancer. Was cancer the cause of his death?

asked by Ricard in History | 1365 views | 12-10-2009 at 11:32 PM

As the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired many of its most celebrated treasures and attracted some of its most notorious controversies.
Thomas Hoving received his B.A., M.F.A, and Ph.D. from Princeton University, joining the Met’s medieval department after completing his studies.

His tenure as director of the Met extended from 1967 to 1977, during which time the museum acquired the Temple of Dendur, Velázquez's Juan de Pareja, and the Euphronios krater, which was returned to Italy last year.

Thomas Hoving death was due to his cancer.

answered by Keira | 12-10-2009 at 11:35 PM

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