Saranna Biel-Cohen was HMF Executive Director from 2016-2022. Previously she had spent ten years in the commercial art world, at galleries and auction houses in London and New York, across collecting categories. She spearheaded the first acquisitions of modern American photography for the Hermitage and secured the Hermitage’s first partnership with the U.S. State Department.
Saranna has a BA in Anthropology and French Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and MA in History of Art from University College London. She is also on the board of the Jewish Museum of Greece.