Deyan Sudjic was appointed director of the Design Museum in August 2006. Before joining the museum he was dean of the faculty of art, architecture and design at Kingston University, visiting professor at the Royal College of Art and the Observer’s design and architecture writer.
He was director of Glasgow 1999, UK City of Architecture, and in 2002 was director of the Venice Architecture Biennale. Sudjic was for several years visiting professor at the Academy of Applied Art in Vienna, running a course in design history and theory.
From 2000 to 2004 he was editor of Domus, the international magazine of art, architecture and design, and was founding editor of Blueprint magazine.
In 2004, he was awarded the Bicentenary Medal of the Royal Society of Arts for the promotion of design, and was made an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Sudjic was made an OBE in 2000.