Geoffrey Marsh (museum director)

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Geoffrey David Marsh (born 16 August 1957, in Nottingham, Great Britain) is an English museum director who runs the Theatre and Performing Arts department of the Victoria and Albert Museum.[1] He started his career at the Museum of London and was Project Director for the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester from 1993 to 1999. Previously, he ran the London office of AEA Consulting and has often worked as a consultant for the planning of cultural developments including projects in Australia, Canada, Italy, Belgium and Iraq[2]. He is best known for his exhibitions and has been co-curator for Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929[3] (2010), “The Story of the Supremes from the Mary Wilson Collection” (2008) and “You Say You Want A Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-70” (2017) at the Victoria & Albert Museum. More recently, he has gained much media attention for his iconic David Bowie Is exhibition which he also co-curated.[4][5][6] A film of the exhibition, 'David Bowie is Happening Now', directed by Hamish Hamilton, was released in the UK on 13 August 2013.[7]


  1. ^ Contributor profile, The Guardian, retrieved 2013-08-25.
  2. ^ "Geoffrey Marsh – Art Agency, Partners". Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  3. ^ Geoffrey Marsh, 'Serge Diaghilev and the Strange Birth of the Ballets Russes', in Jane Pritchard (ed.) Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929 (V&A Publishing 2010)
  4. ^ David Bowie is: About the Exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum, retrieved 2013-08-25.
  5. ^ James Lachno and PA (20 March 2013), "V&A curator hopeful David Bowie will attend exhibition", The Daily Telegraph.
  6. ^ Sulcas, Roslyn (March 22, 2013), "Ch-Ch-Ch Changes of David Bowie", New York Times.
  7. ^ "Preview: David Bowie Is on cinema screens as finale to exhibition", The Star, August 12, 2013