Martin Roth to replace Mark Jones as Director
Martin Roth will step up to fill the position of
Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum and replace Mark Jones, who
has been acting director since 2001. Jones is going onto take the
position of Master of St. Cross College at Oxford University. Roth is
leaving the Dresden State Art Collection in Germany where he was General
Director to lead the self proclaimed world leader in art and design.
Roth is welcomed into an institution with big plans for future
development. Just one month ago the museum announced the winning
architect, Amanda Levete, for the planned $56 million expansion that
will increase exhibition space and add a courtyard.
The new director is highly qualified with much experience managing,
maintaining, and growing refined arts institutions. While at Dresden
Roth was known for renovations and reconstructions and will surely take
the Victoria and Albert Museum into the future with great strides.
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