From the new Exhibition Road Quarter to V&A Dundee, exhibitions on fashion to Food and Cars, the V&A’s past bridges its future. Dr Tristram Hunt will trace the V&A’s genesis from its Victorian roots, discussing how the Museum’s founding commitment to the ‘artisan in design’ continues to define its mission today. By re-embracing its early purpose, the V&A is curating a new direction for the civic museum.
Dr Tristram Hunt is the Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. Prior to joining the V&A, Dr Hunt was MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central and Shadow Secretary of State for Education. His doctorate is in Victorian history from Cambridge University and he has written several books, including Ten Cities That Made an Empire.