Photo by Thierry Bal
Martin Roth is the director of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). He took the reins in September 2011, continuing a distinguished career of involvement in museums, galleries and arts research that has included a ten-year position as director general of the Dresden State Art Collections (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden) and a presidency of the German Museums Association (from 1995 to 2003). A trustee of the British Council and the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, he is also a member of the Council of the Royal College of Art and the Court of Imperial College in London. While at the V&A, Martin has been working closely with our 2015 architect Amanda Levete’s studio—AL_A—on the museum’s new subterranean extension and courtyard entrance.
Martin’s visit to Melbourne coincides with the spectacular V&A exhibition David Bowie is, showing at ACMI from 16 July to 1 November. After officially opening our 2015 MPavilion on 5 October, Martin joins a line-up of leading architects, designers, researchers and curators as part of our second season’s MTalks series.