In Conversation with Victoria & Albert Museum in London

Dr. Tristram Hunt in conversation with Kamini Sawhney

This episode of MAP’s Director’s Cut series features Dr. Tristram Hunt, Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum (The V&A) in London.

Dr. Tristram Hunt was appointed the Director of The V&A in February 2017. Under his leadership, Dr. Hunt has championed design education in UK schools, encouraged debate around the history of the museum’s global collections and overseen the transition to a multi-site museum, with the opening of V&A Dundee; the redesign of the Museum of Childhood; and the development of a new museum and open access collections centre in Stratford, East London. V&A East will include a collection and storage centre, as well as a waterfront museum with large galleries, one of which will be co-curated with the Smithsonian Institution.

The Director’s Cut series, anchored by Kamini Sawhney, offers a glimpse into how the institution of the museum is being reimagined and reinvented today and presents a unique opportunity to hear from reputed practitioners in museums around the world as they reflect on their institutional experiences, behind-the-scenes challenges, unique initiatives, and more.


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