New Chair of NMDC 8/4/2009

Dr Michael Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum, took over as Chair of the National Museum Directors’ Conference on 1 April, succeeding Mark Jones, Director of the V&A.

Michael Dixon has been Director of The Natural History Museum since June 2004 and is currently overseeing the completion of the five year £78m project to deliver the second phase of the Museum’s Darwin Centre, which opens in September.  Michael was previously Director General of The Zoological Society of London, and before that worked for twenty years in the scientific, technical and medical publishing industry.

Michael has been a member of NMDC’s Executive Committee and chaired the Learning and Access Committee for the past two years.  During 2006/7 he was acting Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).  more