Tristram Hunt to lead our next Future Cities Forum June 2017

The impact that art and museums can have on a city as regenerators for economic survival is beginning to be recognised. So we are delighted that former MP, historian of cities and now recently elected Director of the V&A, Tristram Hunt, will be speaking at our next Future Cities Forum, Burlington House, London on 13th June 2017.

We have featured the outreach museum of the V&A at Dundee in our blogs, which after a twenty year period of planning, is bringing regeneration to the city, attracting increased numbers of tourists and businesses.

Dr Tristram Hunt became Director of the V&A in February 2017. Formerly the Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central, he served as the Labour Party’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education. He has a First Class degree in history from Trinity College, Cambridge (1995), and served as an Exchange Fellow at the University of Chicago (1996). Tristram has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, on ‘Civic Thought in Britain, 1820-1860’ (2000).