Design for a Nation: Two Directors of the V&A In Conversation – Sir Roy Strong & Tristram Hunt
June 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
At a time of great change at the V&A we look forward to a lively discussion between former director Sir Roy Strong and current Director of the V&A, Tristram Hunt.
Sir Roy Strong CH FRSL, former director of the National Portrait Gallery until 1973, director of the V&A until 1987 and patron of the Broadway Arts Festival since 2014 is famed as an author, broadcaster, art historian, garden designer, diarist, expert on Indian palaces, and flamboyant dresser. His passions include scholarship, church conservation, Englishness, the monarchy, his garden at the Laskett and costumes. Always informed and witty, occasionally deliciously indiscrete, Sir Roy never fails to entertain.
Tristram Hunt, British historian specialising in Victorian urban history, author of several books, broadcast journalist, former Labour MP for Stoke on Trent and Shadow Education Secretary took up his post as director of the V&A this year. His support of the ceramics industry helped secure the Wedgwood Collection in 2014.
This event is kindly sponsored by Kingham & Orme Auctioneers and Valuers
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