Since February 2017, Tristram Hunt has been Director of the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London, the world’s oldest and largest applied arts and design museum. At the MAK, he presents his plans for the V&A and the key role of education and learning. Followed by a conversation with Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director of the MAK.
The event will be held in English.
Admission: € 5
Tristram Hunt was the Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central and served as the Labour Party’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education. Between 2001 and 2010, Hunt combined his post as Senior Lecturer in History at Queen Mary University of London with work as a history broadcaster, presenting a range of radio and television programs for the BBC and Channel 4. He is the author of several books, most recently Ten Cities That Made an Empire (2014).
Hunt has served as a Trustee of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and the History of Parliament Trust. He played a key role in helping to save the Wedgwood Collection from dispersal and is President of the British Ceramics Biennial. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Council of the Royal College of Art.