V&A Director Martin Roth Is Leaving His Post Because of Brexit

artnet News | Amah-Rose Abrams:

Martin Roth, director of V&A in London, has announced his resignation today after years of success in the role following the Brexit vote and the aggressive rhetoric leading up to the referendum in June of this year.

Born in Germany, Roth, who was appointed in 2011, is the world famous institution’s first non-British director. He has shepherded the museum through smash hits such as “David Bowie Is” and “Savage Beauty,” a collaborative exhibition with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on the legendary British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Savage Beauty attracted half a million visitors from 87 countries making it the most successful exhibition in the museum’s history… Read more

Image: V&A Director Martin Roth warned against ‘Brexit.’: ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images