Martin RothVictoria and Albert Museum

    Martin Roth became director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2011. Roth previously served as director general of the Dresden State Art Collections (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden). From 1991 to 2000, he was director of the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden, and took the position of director of thematic exhibitions at the 2000 Hanover World Expo between 1996 and 2001. In 1992, he became a visiting scholar at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. From 1987 to 1992, Roth was a researcher at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, E.H.E.S.S. in Paris. Roth is a trustee of the British Council and of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He is a member of both the Council of the Royal College of Art and the Court of Imperial College in London. Before his relocation to London in 2011, he was also president of the German Museums Association from 1995 to 2003, and a member of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Advisory Board in Berlin. Roth received his PhD in the history of museums and cultural politics in the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich from Eberhard Karls University

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