Dr Tristram Hunt

Dr Tristram Hunt is the Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Since taking up the post 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.

Upcoming Lectures
Recent Past Lectures
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Engels and Marx: Revolutionaries in London

Dr Tristram Hunt
Tuesday, 6 October 2020 - 6:00PM
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Part of a series

Ten Cities that Built an Empire: Understanding British Imperialism Through the Urban Past

Dr Tristram Hunt
Wednesday, 5 October 2016 - 6:00PM
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The Historical Function of Town Halls

Dr Tristram Hunt
Monday, 17 October 2011 - 6:00PM