New Director for the Soane Museum

Photograph of Abraham Thomas, by Peter KelleherThe Trustees of Sir John Soane’s Museum are pleased to announce the appointment of Abraham Thomas as the next Director of the Museum. He will take up the appointment on 3 December 2013.  Abraham joins the Soane from the Victoria and Albert Museum, where, as Curator of Designs, he was responsible for the much praised ‘Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary’ exhibition.   He replaces Tim Knox, now Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.  The Deputy Director and Inspectress, Helen Dorey, will continue to serve as Acting Director, as she has done since 1 March, until Mr Thomas takes up his appointment.  

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Thomas said “I am delighted to be appointed the next Director of Sir John Soane’s Museum. It’s a great honour to be invited to lead this unique institution, and I look forward to building upon the fantastic work carried out by my predecessor, Tim Knox, and the staff, in order to create an exciting future for the Museum. I have always considered the Soane to be an extraordinary container of ideas, and I’m thrilled at the prospect of working closely with the staff and Trustees to explore boldly Sir John Soane’s original vision for his building and wide-ranging collections – a legacy which I believe can offer immeasurable relevance for today’s world.”

For more information, please see our Press Release.

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Announcements
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