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20th February 2017 Verity Sanderson

Victoria Alexander
National Museum of Computing

Victoria Alexander, The National Museum of Computing

Victoria Alexander, Operations Director
The National Museum of Computing

I have had a rather unusual route to the museum sector. I read Egyptology & Assyriology at Cambridge, during which I spent a lot of time visiting museums but after graduating trained as a Chartered Accountant. Working in finance allowed me to live and work internationally but after 10 years I took a career break in 2014-15 to spend time with family during which I did an MA in Museum & Gallery Practice at UCL’s branch campus in Doha, Qatar. Having previously only been an engaged visitor to museums this masters course inspired me to move permanently into the sector.

I returned to the UK at the end of 2015 and started my current position at The National Museum of Computing in January 2016. The National Museum of Computing is a small, independent museum and so my position here has been a fantastic (and steep) learning curve allowing me exposure to, and responsibility for, all aspects of running a museum. Reporting directly to the Trustees I am focused on driving the museum forward with the goal of gaining Accreditation while ensuring the museum strategically plans for the future.