A museum director's commute

May 1 2017

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Picture: FT

In the FT, Dr Gabriele Finaldi discusses his daily commute into the National Gallery, and how he keeps up to date with the art world via publications such as The Burlington (AHN does not get a mention; can you believe it?). His commute into London is via train, and naturally, London being a city that is now consuming itself, a seat is rarely available. By contrast, Finaldi preferred his commute in Madrid, which was by motorbike:

I was a keen moped rider in Madrid and I miss it. You can zip around quickly and stop off to buy bread or pop in to see an auction. But my wife will not let me have one here. I like the freedom of it and the element of adventure — and the guarantee you will be home when you say you will be.

I'm glad to hear of another motorbiking art historian. I think we ought to form a club...

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