Joanna Norman is Director of the V&A Research Institute. She oversees and directs the V&A’s research activities, including research and development for exhibitions and publications, a portfolio of externally-funded research projects and postgraduate programmes, including the internationally renowned MA in the History of Design and Material Culture, co-delivered with the Royal College of Art. She joined the V&A in 2005 as assistant curator for the Museum’s 2009 Baroque exhibition, moving to the Royal Academy of Arts as co-curator of the 2010 Treasures from Budapest exhibition. From 2012-15 she was project curator for Europe 1600–1815, the redevelopment of the V&A’s permanent galleries of 17th- and 18th-century European art and design, and was subsequently lead curator for the Scottish Design Galleries at V&A Dundee, which opened in 2018. In her capacity as Director of the V&A Research Institute she is closely involved with plans for V&A East, a new museum and Collections & Research Centre in Stratford, East London, due to open in 2023. Joanna has published widely in association with her curatorial projects, and also on the history of performance (theatre, festivals and musical instruments) in early modern Italy. She has a particular research interest in so-called period rooms and the reconstruction of historic interiors inside and outside the museum environment.
Photo credit: V&A Dundee, Scotland ©Hufton+Crow
03.10.2019. 11:30 hrs. Campus de Dehesa de la Villa – Universidad Nebrija (Madrid)