Catherine Ritman-Smith

Young Victoria and Albert Museum

Head of Learning and Engagement

Catherine Ritman-Smith

Catherine is currently Head of Learning and Engagement at Young V&A, a new museum of design and creativity for children and young people, opening in 2023. Catherine has been the Head of Learning at major cultural institutions, launching the Creative Careers Academy at Somerset House, supporting young under-represented talent, and founding Design Ventura, an award-winning design and enterprise project for schools at the Design Museum. Catherine has degrees from Cambridge and UCL’s Institute of Education.  She supports governance at LDE UTC, is on the board of trustees for Creative and Cultural Skills, and is a fellow of the RSA.