Emmajane Avery

Emmajane Avery joined the V&A in March 2011 as Head of the Department of Learning, overseeing learning activities for schools, families, young people, university students and adults, including an innovative digital learning programme. She has particular interest in activities which develop practical design skills and inspire new generations of designers as well as community and social inclusion programmes which add to enjoyment and well-being. She started her museum career at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, initially as the Education Office Assistant and then concentrating on family and community programmes. She was previously Curator: Schools and Teacher Programmes at Tate Modern and was then Head of Education at the Wallace Collection for eight years. In June 2014 Emmajane became Director of Learning and Visitor Experience, with responsibility for Learning, Interpretation and Visitor Services. Emmajane studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, followed by an MA in Museology at the University of East Anglia. (Updated 2014)