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Tim Marlow appointed as the new Chief Executive and Director of the Design Museum

United Kingdom Architecture News - Oct 24, 2019 - 11:07   9635 views

Tim Marlow appointed as the new Chief Executive and Director of the Design Museum

Tim Marlow has been appointed as the new Chief Executive and Director of the Design Museum in London, after Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black stepped down as co-directors. Tim Marlow is currently Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Tim Marlow, the leading curator, writer and broadcaster, was Director of Exhibitions at White Cube for over 10 years before 2 moving to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2014. 

At the Royal Academy of Arts he oversaw their exhibition programme, collections, learning, academic programmes, publishing and architecture programme. He has worked with many of the most important and influential artists and architects of our time.

He will start his new role at the Design Museum in January 2020. "I’m both excited and honoured by the prospect of leading the Design Museum into the next chapter of its relatively brief but already illustrious history," said Tim Marlow. 

"The opportunity to build on the impressive work that the museum and its staff have already done in promoting the central importance of design and architecture in shaping our world is phenomenal. In a world class building with an energetic and talented team, I’m fired up for the challenges which lie ahead."

Tim Marlow appointed as the new Chief Executive and Director of the Design Museum

The Design Museum opened its new home on Kensington High Street in 2016, designed by John Pawson. Image © Gareth Gardner

"I am absolutely delighted that Tim Marlow will be joining the museum and leading us into the next stage of our development. The museum is riding high following the move to our new premises in Kensington, particularly after a series of successful exhibitions including the latest on Kubrick and with the anticipation of the forthcoming Moving to Mars exhibition," said Lord Mandelson, Design Museum Chairman.

"Tim brings with him a wealth of experience from the Royal Academy of Arts and I am looking forward to seeing where he takes the museum next. Design is central to Britain’s future story and Tim has the opportunity to make the museum a big part of how we move forward."

Top image: Tim Marlow © Jared Siskin, Patrick McMullan via Getty Images.

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