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24/06/20

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New Trustee Announcement

Professor Ludmilla Jordanova joins our Board of Trustees

Every­one at Mahogany Opera is thrilled that Lud­mil­la has joined the board – her breadth of knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence (from sci­ence to the visu­al arts) and her pas­sion for inter­dis­ci­pli­nar­i­ty and the meet­ing point between per­for­mance and research will open up our work to a myr­i­ad of influ­ences and opportunities.
Fred­er­ic Wake-Walker
I am thrilled and hon­oured to join the Board of Mahogany Opera Group at such an excit­ing point in its life. Attend­ing a per­for­mance of some Snap­py Operas in 2018 was my intro­duc­tion to an organ­i­sa­tion that is inno­v­a­tive, open-mind­ed and dynam­ic. The more I learn about Mahogany and its guid­ing ideas, the more enthu­si­as­tic I become. The com­mit­ment and vision of the Mahogany team and of the board are inspir­ing, and I hope to con­tribute to the suc­cess and vital­i­ty of this won­der­ful cre­ative venture.
Pro­fes­sor Lud­mil­la Jordanova

Ludmilla Jordanova grew up in Oxford where her love of classical music took root, and she experienced her first opera, Rigoletto, aged about 8. She studied at Cambridge University, undertaking a doctorate there in the history of science. She has worked at several universities in the UK and elsewhere, and is currently Emeritus Professor of History and Visual Culture at Durham University. Ludmilla also has a training in art history and theory, as well as strong interests in interdisciplinarity. She was a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery 2001-9, the Science Museum Group 2011-21, and joined the Mahogany Board in March 2020. Her publications are in the areas of the history of science and medicine, portraiture, historiography, visual culture and contemporary visual arts.

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