GUS CASELY-HAYFORD has been appointed to lead the new museum, reporting to V&A Director TRISTRAM HUNT. Casely-Hayford, currently Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington D.C, will be responsible for V&A East’s creative strategy and programming. He said: “I feel enormously privileged to be asked to become part of the fantastic V&A team. It has long been the arts institution that I have looked to for innovation and inspiration.
“We are going to craft dynamic and compelling ways for our audiences to get close to the extraordinary, to be transported across time and geography by the most beautiful and intriguing things.”