Moving On from the V&A

One of my favourite places in the whole world, the V&A, is going to get some new leadership soon. It has been announced that Sir Mark Jones, the museum's director over the past decade, is leaving to take up a post as Master of St Cross College at Oxford in September 2011. New leadership always means new priorities: what do you love about the V&A, and what do you wish they could change or improve?


Ceri said…
Things I love about the V&A - the sculpture gallery, the wide range of objects, the fashion gallery and of course the shop...

I would like to see the V&A tackle more contemporary issues like they did with the Cold War design exhibition, which was amazing. I would also like to see them be a little more daring in their displays. The new Medieval and Renaissance galleries are a little clinical, the Medieval period was a riot of gaudy colour and noise and it does little to portray that with its white walls and sterile display, but having access to those objects is better than nothing.

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