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Ib Monty (1930-2016)

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Ib Monty, FIAF Honorary Member and former director of the Danish Filmmuseum (1960-1997), on 29 July at the age of 85.

One of the pioneers of film criticism in Denmark in the 1950s, first as one of the regular contributors to Kosmorama, then as editor of the magazine from 1960-67, he will be primarily remembered for his long career at the helm of the Danish Filmmuseum (Det Danske Filmmuseum, which was incorporated into the Danish Film Institute in 1996). In his 37-year tenure as Director, he pursued the work initially accomplished by his predecessor Ove Brusendorff (another FIAF Honorary Member), to turn the Filmmuseum into an internationally recognized film archive, expanding dramatically its rich collections of films, books, journals stills and posters.

Ib Monty was a well-respected figure of the FIAF community. Between 1961 and 1973, he was a regular member of the FIAF Executive Committee. He was elected Honorary Member of FIAF during the Congress in Cartagena (Colombia) in April 1997.

 

Photograph: Ib Monty with Carl Th. Dreyer, 1965, in front of a model of the set of his 1928 film Jeanne d’Arc.
Photographer: Sisse Jarner
Source: Det Kongelige Bibliotek
http://www.kb.dk/images/billed/2010/okt/billeder/object83824/en/

Ib Monty (1930-2016)

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Ib Monty, FIAF Honorary Member and former director of the Danish Filmmuseum (1960-1997), on 29 July at the age of 85.

One of the pioneers of film criticism in Denmark in the 1950s, first as one of the regular contributors to Kosmorama, then as editor of the magazine from 1960-67, he will be primarily remembered for his long career at the helm of the Danish Filmmuseum (Det Danske Filmmuseum, which was incorporated into the Danish Film Institute in 1996). In his 37-year tenure as Director, he pursued the work initially accomplished by his predecessor Ove Brusendorff (another FIAF Honorary Member), to turn the Filmmuseum into an internationally recognized film archive, expanding dramatically its rich collections of films, books, journals stills and posters.

Ib Monty was a well-respected figure of the FIAF community. Between 1961 and 1973, he was a regular member of the FIAF Executive Committee. He was elected Honorary Member of FIAF during the Congress in Cartagena (Colombia) in April 1997.

 

Photograph: Ib Monty with Carl Th. Dreyer, 1965, in front of a model of the set of his 1928 film Jeanne d’Arc.
Photographer: Sisse Jarner
Source: Det Kongelige Bibliotek
http://www.kb.dk/images/billed/2010/okt/billeder/object83824/en/