International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) announced that David Setford has been named Director of the 17th annual Palm Beach American International Fine Art Fair and the inaugural Miami International Fine Art and Design Fair, which will take place February in Bayfront Park.
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“We are especially pleased to have David Setford rejoin IFAE,” said David Lester, principal of IFAE. “He brings a wealth of museum and fair expertise to our executive management team. David is quite well respected by the dealer community and has the skills to assume the leadership role that our fairs need as they change and evolve. He has been a long-time friend and professional associate, and this is like having another family member join our firm.”
Setford has more than 20 years of experience in the art world, including as Chief Curator of the Norton Museum of Art for nine years before accepting the position as Director of Palm Beach. In 2005 Setford assumed the position of Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Naples Museum of Art where as the senior museum professional he was the principal in charge of program planning, exhibitions and educational development. Most recently, Setford served as Executive Director of the Hyde Collection in New York.