Dr Melissa Buron will join V&A as Director of Collections and Chief Curator, taking up post in the spring.
Currently Director of Curatorial Affairs at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF), Melissa worked as a Research Assistant at V&A in 2007.
She joined FAMSF in June 2008, where she manages four sections of the museum’s Art Division: Curatorial, Conservation, Publications and the Library/Archives.
V&A Director, Dr Tristram Hunt said:
“ Melissa’s experience at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will be invaluable at a time of transformation as we continue to expand our family of sites, with museums from Dundee to Stoke-on-Trent to East London.”
“I am honoured to join the V&A’s talented teams at this exciting time of expansion and transformation for the collections under Tristram Hunt’s leadership.
“The forthcoming opening of V&A East: Storehouse and Museum represents a dynamic model for collections accessibility, which will meaningfully augment the established network of campuses from Dundee to South Kensington.
“The V&A’s extraordinary collections and the incomparable resources of the National Art Library have played a formative role in my career, and I look forward to being a part of their continued growth and excellence.”