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Development Department

The Development department raises money for the V&A. In the financial year 2010/11 we raised £8.01 million for building and renovation projects, exhibitions, acquisitions and education at the Museum.

The department runs the Membership programme on behalf of the Friends of the V&A, and is the point of contact for individuals who wish to support the Museum’s work through donations, joining the Director’s Circle or remembering the V&A in their will.

The department also applies for grants from charitable trusts and foundations and other bodies such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, and raises money from - and build partnerships with - companies through sponsorship and the Corporate Membership scheme. The Development department manages corporate events and private hire and is responsible for organising the Museum’s own events, for example, gallery openings and exhibition private views.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss making a donation.

General enquiries

Development Office
Victoria and Albert Museum
South Kensington
London
SW7 2RL
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7942 2760
FaxL +44 (0) 20 7942 2150
development@vam.ac.uk

Development office contacts

Major Gifts

Jane Lawson, Director of Development
+44 (0) 20 7942 2149
d.carlin@vam.ac.uk

Jo Ani, Deputy Director of Development
+44 (0) 20 7942 2714
j.ani@vam.ac.uk

Corporate Partnerships

Sophie Hargroves, Head of Corporate Partnerships
+44 (0) 20 7942 2151
s.hargroves@vam.ac.uk

Corporate and Private Hire

Nathalie Glaser, Head of Corporate Events and Private Hire
+44 (0)20 7942 2628
corporateevents@vam.ac.uk

Director's Circle

Catherine Johnson, Director’s Circle Manager
+44 (0) 20 7942 2717
directorscircle@vam.ac.uk

Legacies / Gifts in Wills

Susan Hughes, Legacies Manager
+44 (0)20 7942 2716
legacy@vam.ac.uk

Membership

+44 (0) 20 7942 2271
membership@vam.ac.uk

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