Irish Designer Jonathan Anderson Appointed To V&A Board

Anderson officially started his position on 4 February and will hold the position until 2023.

Irish designer Jonathan Anderson has been named as trustee of the Victoria & Albert (V&A) museum in London.

The designer, a Derry-native  – who heads up his own eponymous London Fashion Week label, JW Anderson, as well as Paris-based, Spanish luxury house Loewe – will take on this new role for four years.

He was one of four trustees named by British prime minister Theresa May on 2 April.

Anderson took to Instagram to share the news, posting an image of his identity badge: "Very proud and honoured to be appointed on the board of trustees of the V&A museum. Thank you."

As a trustee, Anderson will be expected to attend six board meetings a year and to provide ad hoc advice to the museum, as well as attending events at the V&A.

He joins the governing board this year with Marc St John (a former partner and head of investor relations at CVC Capital Partners), David Bomford (a former senior restorer of paintings at the National Gallery) and Genevieve Davies (who holds an MPhil and DPhil in psychoanalysis and existentialism).

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, with collections spanning some 5,000 years of human creativity.

It was established in 1852 to make works of art available to all; today its purpose is to champion creative industry and inspire the next generation.

The curator of its current blockbuster exhibition on Christian Dior is another Irish person, Oriole Cullen, from Killiney, Co Dublin.

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