Museum Director | Sainsbury Centre
From 2014 to 2022, Ghislaine Wood was the acting director of Sainsbury Centre, a prominent art gallery at University of East Anglia in Britain. She is a Research Department Fellow of the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) specializing in 20th-century art and design. Ghislaine has curated many international exhibitions including the Sainsbury Centre’s Art Deco by the Sea—the first major exhibition in the UK on British Art Deco since 1976. Other exhibits include, Ocean Liners: Speed and Style, the inaugural exhibition for V&A Dundee, British Design 1948–2012 which marked the London Olympics, Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design (2007) and Art Deco 1910–1939 (2003) at the Victoria & Albert Museum. She has also produced many publications to accompany these exhibitions. Some of Ghislaine’s current projects include exhibitions on the life and impact of Sir Colin Anderson, Chair of the Orient Line, and Egyptomania, a major show exploring the enduring appeal of ancient Egypt.