National Museum Wales Appoints David Anderson as New Director General

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Calum Stirling installation at the Amgueddfa Cymru– National Museum Wales. In his large-scale sculptural installation, Stirling has reconstructed this ‘imaginary’ landscape, combining the fantasy depictions from the 1800s with familiar landmarks that can be found across Swansea in Wales today.

CARDIFF.- The National Museum Wales announced
the
appointment of David Anderson, Director of Learning and Interpretation
at the
Victoria and Albert Museum, as Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’
new
Director General. David Anderson was chosen from a selection of high
calibre
international candidates because of his deep understanding of the role
of
national museums and museum culture, his particular expertise of the
role of
education in museums, and the passion he demonstrated to take on the
role. His
20 years experience at one of the world’s leading museums makes him well
placed
to lead Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and he will begin his
new role
in October 2010.