Dr Tristram Hunt is the Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London – the world's leading museum of art, design and performance. Since taking up the post, 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.