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Alan Charles Nelson Borg CBE FSA KStJ FRHistS (born 21 January 1942) is a former director of the Victoria and Albert Museum and Librarian of the Order of St John.

He was educated at Westminster School before Brasenose College, Oxford (MA) and the Courtauld Institute of Art (PhD).

Having begun his career at the Tower of London's Royal Armouries, in 1978, he became the first Director of the University of East Anglia's Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts. He was then appointed Director-General of the Imperial War Museum,[1] before being Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1995 to 2001.[2]

Borg is currently the Order of St John Librarian and a Vice-President of the Foundling Museum.[1]


  • Borg, Alan (1991). War Memorials: From Antiquity to the Present. London: Leo Cooper. ISBN 9780850523638.


  1. ^ a b "Dr Alan Borg". Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  2. ^ "V&A directors past and present". Retrieved 23 July 2014.

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