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

See a full biography on the
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

See a full biography on the
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
website

See Sir Eric MacLagan's obituary from 'The Times' newspaper, 1951.

 
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

See a full biography on the
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
website

See Sir Cecil Harcourt-Smith's obituary from 'The Times' newspaper, 1944

 
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

See Arthur Banks Skinner's obituary from 'The Times' newspaper, 1911

 
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

See a full biography on the
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
website

See Sir Philip Cunliffe-Owen's obituary from 'The Times' newspaper, 1894

 
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

See a full biography on the
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
website

See Sir Henry Cole's obituary from 'The Times' newspaper, 1882

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

 

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