In Conversation with Dr Tristram Hunt, the Director of the V&A in London

When: Tuesday 08 September 2020

Join us for this Mishcon Academy: Digital Session with Dr Tristram Hunt,
Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Tristram will talk about how the V&A has coped in lockdown and its upcoming plans now it has reopened. 

Since becoming Director in 2017, Tristram has focused on support for design education in UK schools, expansion of the photography department, and encouraging debate around the museum’s global collections.  In the coming years, Tristram’s priorities are centred around the transition to a multi-site museum, with V&A Dundee, the redesign of the Museum of Childhood, and the development of a new museum and Collections and Research Centre in Stratford, East London.  

Prior to joining the V&A, Tristram was MP for Stoke‐on‐Trent Central and Shadow Secretary of State for Education. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and is the author of several books, including Marx’s General, Ten Cities That Made an Empire and, most recently, The Lives of The Objects – telling the story of the South Kensington collection.

The session will be chaired by Anthony Julius, Deputy Chairman at Mishcon de Reya LLP.

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