Behind the Scenes Lecture Series
Co-presented by York Ideas and YUSU, the Behind the Scenes series aims to give an insight into different professions and industries. Find out about careers beyond the traditional and discover the roles and jobs you may never have imagined.
Joanna Norman is Director of the V&A Research Institute. She oversees the V&A’s research strategy and activities, including academic partnerships and postgraduate programmes, R&D for exhibitions, research affiliations and a portfolio of externally-funded research projects, most significantly a major transformational grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She joined the V&A from the British Museum in 2005, and has worked as a curator on a number of gallery and exhibition projects including the V&A’s permanent Europe 1600–1815 galleries (2015) and the Scottish Design Galleries at V&A Dundee (2018). Joanna’s own research interests range from early modern Italian and French architecture, furniture design and performance, to histories of collecting and progressive museologies.