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To think Tristram Hunt is a bad choice for director of the V+A?

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ForalltheSaints Fri 13-Jan-17 19:11:41

No background in the arts.
Historical specialism and interests are not in the arts but military and other history.
Never run any museum, or even somewhere with the same number of people as are working there.

Or am I missing something?

TalkinPeace Fri 13-Jan-17 19:14:47

Nor had Neil McGregor when he was picked .....

From the V&A's point of view its a very canny choice

lalalonglegs Fri 13-Jan-17 19:52:21

Well. I daresay there was a selection process and other candidates; he seems to have made the most convincing case. Like Talk, I think he'll probably make a good fist of it.

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