Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir has been appointed the new Director of the Museum of Design and Applied Art in Iceland. Sigríður starts at the end of April when Harpa Þórsdóttir leaves, as she was recently nominated as Director at the National Gallery of Iceland. Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir finished a M.A degree in Design Studies from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London in 1999. She founded and operated her own design company, Spark Design Space in Reykjavik, which promoted outanding desing projects in Iceland. From 2010 to 2016 more than 30 projects were presented from the gallery. Sigríður was Professor and Program director in Product design at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts from 2004 to 2012. Eighteen applicants submitted for the Director's post, 16 women and 2 men. The Museum's staff hearthly welcomes Sigríður.