The Irish Museums Association and ICOM Ireland have invited Dr Tristram Hunt, director of the Victoria and Albert museum, as Guest Speaker at the annual James White Lecture 2017 at Dublin Castle, under the title ‘Embracing the past, preserving the future’.
Dr Tristram Hunt became Director of the Victoria and Albert museum 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), served as an Exchange Fellow at the University of Chicago (1996) and has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, on ‘Civic Thought in Britain, 1820-1860′ (2000). Between 2001-2010, Tristram combined his post as Senior Lecturer in History at Queen Mary, University of London, with work as a history broadcaster and author. Tristram has served as a Trustee of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and the History of Parliament Trust. He is President of the British Ceramics Biennial and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
The Irish Museums Association and ICOM National Commitee for Ireland would like to acknowledge the support of Dublin Castle, Office of Public Works – Historic Properties, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and The Heritage Council.
See website for further information or contact Gina O’Kelly, Irish Museums Association, firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission is free but booking essential. Bookings close midnight, 29 November 2017: eventbrite.ie/e/james-white-lecture-2017
James White Lecture 2017 with Dr Tristram Hunt at Dublin Castle