V&A director wants to resign over Brexit vote disillusionment

The Guardian | Mark Brown:

Martin Roth, who has overseen period of great success at the museum, says UK vote to leave Europe felt like a personal defeat. The director of the V&A, Martin Roth, is expected to resign this week and return to his native Germany in a decision fuelled by his disillusionment at the Brexit vote. Roth was appointed in 2011, becoming the first foreign director of the V&A since it was founded in 1852. Sunday newspaper reports in both the UK and Germany said he would tell V&A staff of his decision to leave on Monday… Read more 

Image: Martin Roth with the Duchess of Cambridge. Roth said: ‘For me, Europe always gave hope for a peaceful future.’ Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP