National Museum Wales Appoints David Anderson as New Director General

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CARDIFF.- The National Museum Wales today 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. David Anderson is an established international authority on learning initiatives in museums and an adviser to Government on many projects, including national museum and gallery