Courtauld alumnus, Dr Alexander Sturgis, has been appointed as the new Director of the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. He will take up the appointment on 1 October 2014, succeeding Professor Christopher Brown CBE, who has been the Museum’s Director since 1998.

Dr Sturgis read History at the University of Oxford (University College, 1982–1985) before receiving a PhD in Art History from The Courtauld Institute in London in 1990.  He has had a distinguished career as the Director of the Holburne Museum, Bath, since 2005 and previously held various posts over 15 years at the National Gallery, London, including Exhibitions and Programmes Curator from 1999–2005.

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