Tristram Hunt

Dr Tristram Hunt is Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London – the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. Since taking up the post in 2017, he has prioritised support for design education in UK schools, expansion of the photography department, and encouraging debate around the history of the museum’s global collections. Prior to joining the V&A, Dr Hunt was MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central and Shadow Secretary of State for Education. He has a doctorate in Victorian history from Cambridge University and is the author of several books, most recently Ten Cities That Made an Empire (2014).