Johanna Agerman Ross appointed chief curator at London's Design Museum

V&A curator Johanna Agerman Ross has been named chief curator of the Design Museum and can tackle the function in September.

The Design Museum has introduced that Agerman Ross will take up the submit of chief curator, which is at the moment held by author and Dezeen contributor Justin McGuirk, this autumn.

McGuirk will stay on the museum and head up its local weather crisis-focussed Future Observatory programme.

“Johanna Agerman Ross is massively revered throughout the cultural and design sectors. She is a author, trainer, journal founder, guide and curator,” stated Design Museum director and CEO Tim Marlow.

“Her expertise ranges from museums and academia to publishing and journalism, wide-ranging however rooted within the understanding, exploration and mediation of design,” he continued.

“She has all of the attributes to be an impressive chief curator on the Design Museum and I am very a lot trying ahead to working along with her.”

In 2011, Agerman Ross based the quarterly design journal Disegno. She had beforehand edited the structure and design journal Icon, which was launched by Dezeen’s founder Marcus Festivals. She continues to supervise Disegno as its director.

Since 2016, Agerman Ross has labored on the V&A museum in London as its curator of Twentieth-century and modern furnishings and Twentieth-century product design.

On the V&A, Agerman Ross’s achievements have included co-curating the museum’s everlasting gallery Design 1900-Now alongside Corinna Gardner and main the initiative Make Good: Rethinking Supplies, which is an annual symposium that explores using pure and renewable supplies in design and structure.

The author and curator additionally volunteers for the charity Younger Ladies’s Belief, aiding ladies looking for work with CV writing and job software letters.

Initially from Sweden, Agerman Ross got here to London to check Style Promotion on the London School of Style and Historical past of Design on the Royal School of Artwork.

The Design Museum is at the moment exhibiting Chinese language artist Ai Weiwei’s first design-focussed exhibition, Making Sense.

The portrait is by Chris Tang.