V&A directors past and present

 
 

Martin Roth
b.1955

Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum
2011 -

 
Mark Jones, Director of the Victoria
 

Sir Mark Jones
b.1951

Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum
2001–2011

 
Mark Jones, Director of the Victoria
 

Dr Alan Borg, CBE
b.1942

Director and Secretary of the Victoria & Albert Museum
1995–2001

 
Dr Alan Borg, CBE, Director and Secretary of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1995 – 2001. Photographer Graham Brandon
 

Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll
b.1938

Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum
1987–95

 
Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll, Director of the Victoria
 

Sir Roy Strong
b.1935

Director and Secretary of the Victoria & Albert Museum
1974–87

 
Sir Roy Strong, Director and Secretary of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1974 – 1987. Photographer Cecil Beaton
 

Sir John Pope-Hennessy, CBE, FBA, FSA
1913–94

Director and Secretary of the Victoria & Albert Museum
1967–73

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
website.
 
Sir John Pope-Hennessy, CBE, FBA, FSA, Director and Secretary of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1967 – 1973. Photographer Anthony Crickmay
 

Sir Trenchard Cox, CBE, MA, FSA, FMA
1905–95

Director and Secretary of the Victoria & Albert Museum
1956–66

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
website

 
Sir Trenchard Cox, CBE, MA, FSA, FMA, Director and Secretary of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1956 – 1966. Photographer Maurice Ambler
 

Sir Leigh Ashton, FSA
1897–1983

Director and Secretary of the Victoria & Albert Museum
1945–55

 
Sir Leigh Ashton, FSA, Director and Secretary of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1945 – 1955. Photographer Maurice Ambler

 

Sir Eric MacLagan, CBE, FSA
1879–1951

Director and Secretary of the Victoria & Albert Museum
1924–44

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
website

 
Sir Eric MacLagan, CBE, FSA, Director and Secretary of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1924 – 1944


 

Sir Cecil Harcourt-Smith, KCVO
1859–1944

Director and Secretary of the Victoria & Albert Museum
1909–24

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
website

 
Sir Cecil Harcourt-Smith, KCVO, Director and Secretary of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1909 – 1924

 

Arthur Banks Skinner
1861–1911

Director of the Art Museum
(Division of the Victoria & Albert Museum)
1905–08

 
Arthur Banks Skinner, Director of the Art Museum (Division of the Victoria and Albert Museum) 1905 – 1908. Photographer Russell

 

Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke
1846–1911

Director of the Art Museum
(Division of the Victoria & Albert Museum)
1896–1905

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
website

 
Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke, Director of the Art Museum (Division of the Victoria and Albert Museum) 1896 – 1905. Image from Magazine of Art, Vol.XV 1891 - 92

 

John Henry Middleton
1846–96

Director of the Art Museum
(Division of the Victoria & Albert Museum)
1893–96

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
website

 

 
John Henry Middleton, Director of the Art Museum (Division of the Victoria and Albert Museum) 1893 – 1896. Photographer R.N.H. Stiles

 

Sir Philip Cunliffe-Owen, KCP, KCMG, CIE
1828–94

Director of the South Kensington Museum
1874–93

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
website

 
Sir Philip Cunliffe-Owen, KCP, KCMG, CIE, Director of the South Kensington Museum, 1874 – 1893. Photographer W.

 

Sir Henry Cole, CB
1808–82

Organised and conducted the two museums from which the Victoria & Albert Museum grew;
the Museum of Oriental Art and the
South Kensington Museum
1852–73

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
website

 
Sir Henry Cole, CB, Organised and Conducted (1852 – 1873) the two museums from which the Victoria and Albert Museum grew

 

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