Tristram Hunt

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The Guardian view on the Benin bronzes: leading the way home | Editorial
Editorial: The swelling international tide in favour of returning looted artefacts cannot be ignored by Britain’s national museums


08, Jan, 2023 @6:25 PM

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Windrush 75th anniversary is ‘diamond jubilee for Britain’, say campaigners
Lenny Henry and Tristram Hunt are among representatives of the arts to call for national celebrations

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

03, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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V&A insists it has ‘responsibility’ to tell truth about collections
Museum responds to government letter urging alignment with its stance on ‘contested heritage’

Ben Quinn

28, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The bigger picture: should British museums sell to stay afloat?
As galleries auction off treasures to retain staff and plug cash gaps left by Covid, the art world is divided on ethics of disposal

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

15, Nov, 2020 @9:15 AM

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The V&A in 10 objects: from Brexit vases to Beyoncé's butterfly ring
With London’s Victoria & Albert Museum in lockdown, its director shares his favourite artefacts

Tristram Hunt

10, May, 2020 @8:11 AM

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V&A boss proud of funding from US family linked to opioid crisis
Tristram Hunt says museum is grateful for support of Sacklers, owners of Purdue Pharma

Mark Brown and Amy Walker

10, Jul, 2019 @1:22 PM

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Plan to show treasures in Ethiopia is under way – V&A boss Tristram Hunt
Artefacts brought to UK by Victorian soldiers set to go on display in Addis Ababa

Vanessa Thorpe

30, Jun, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Should museums return their colonial artefacts? | Tristram Hunt
Europe’s museums serve a nuanced purpose and shouldn’t automatically bow to calls to return artworks plundered by 19th-century colonisers, writes V&A director Tristram Hunt

Tristram Hunt

29, Jun, 2019 @1:00 PM

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It's shameful that Ken Loach is the only Brit in the Cannes competitions
In the first of a new series, Richard Brooks lifts the lid on the week’s arts stories

Richard Brooks

19, May, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Tristram Hunt: ‘In the era of fake news, museums allow a better understanding of truth and history’
The director of the V&A on the institution’s expansion into east London, the antisemitism row in the Labour party, and the changing role of museums

Rachel Cooke

18, Nov, 2018 @10:00 AM

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V&A's 'less scary' entrance drives up visitor numbers
Museum bucks trend of falling numbers, boosted by new piazza and Pink Floyd show

Mark Brown

18, Jul, 2018 @12:31 PM

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British museums and looted treasures | Letters
Letters: The V&A should acknowledge the circumstances in which its Ethiopian artefacts were acquired by returning them unconditionally, says Douglas Currie


05, Apr, 2018 @4:42 PM

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