Philippe de Montebello is going to work for New York University, where, according to Carol Vogel in todays’ Times, he will lecture on the history of collecting and connoisseurship and the evolution of museums, and serve as a special advisor — whatever that means — to NYU’s new Abu Dhabi campus. Curiously, when the Louvre announced plans to open a branch museum in Abu Dhabi, Montebello condemned the move as commercializing art. Some NYU students I know think the new campus is all about the Benjamins, too.