Museum looks for new head

The British Museum is about to embark on a search for a head of design to replace Margaret Hall, whose 36-year reign ended with her retirement in February.

In the short term, her role is being filled by head of exhibitions and design, Geoff House.

The museum is in the process of re-examining the structure of the department, says a British Museum spokeswoman.

Design opportunities at the museum are expanding, particularly for external design consultancies, says House. “We have twice the number of large-scale exhibitions now,” he adds.

Hall has been retained by the British Museum as a consultant, and has agreed to do “bits of work during her retirement”, adds the museum spokeswoman.

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