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Is the Uffizi's own renaissance, and similarly fruitful periods at other Italian museums, coming to an end?Opening director jobs to people from outside Italy was a "watershed moment," he said.Might Schmidt change his mind and stay for another four years?Schmidt sidestepped the question. The Austrian museum told AP last week that Schmidt would start there in November, a month after his contract at the Uffizi ended.Last year, his No. 2 at the ministry, an official from the nationalist League party, seethed over efforts by the Paris museum to borrow as many Leonardo pieces as possible for an exhibit marking the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance genius' death.With his mandate running out, Schmidt reflected on some of his favorite innovations at the Uffizi, the most-visited museum in Italy. Schmidt also aimed to make priceless art resonate with young people.
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